I am a qualified counsellor and I have expertise in working with families, children and young people. I have had extensive training and experience working for West Berkshire Council with referrals from families, schools, social services and CAMHS (Children and Adolescents Mental Health Services) and have enjoyed seeing children, young people and adults go from strength to strength even in the most difficult circumstances covering a broad range of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
I also have had professional roles in a variety of industries on innovation and change projects and I can support with stressful changes taking place in organisations.
Working with children and adults I am adaptable to empower whoever arrives through the door to feel safe to share their real feelings in whatever way suits them best and value diversity in all its forms.
Overall my approach is Relational and so as we get to know each other, I feel how it feels to be in my client’s shoes and see their perspective then provide a supportive relationship, so we can work through the difficulties together. In Parent-Child work I support this process with the family. I am an integrative counsellor using Psychodynamic, Person-Centred and Gestalt modalities. I also may use Psychology-based approaches in brief, time-limited work.
Some comments about the sessions to help give a feel for what it’s like:
“I feel ready to enrol in college now as it was my anxiety holding me back. I know how I feel now, how much I want it and that I can do it. I am more of a whole person now”
“Thank you – you have really helped me open up and talk to people and have closer relationships”
“Thank you for doing counselling with me this year. I have had so much fun during our sessions and you have helped me a lot “(aged 10yrs).
MBACP – Registered Member of BACP 373562.
Regular ongoing CPD training and supervision for play therapy and counselling adults and young people.
£45 per 1 hour session
Specialist in: Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Tel No: 07470936135
Email: [email protected]