Having a comprehensive counselling-based training, together with minfulness and creative play therapy means I can tailor treatments to suit each individual child or young person. So, even if your child has difficulty expressing themselves using words (or is non-verbal) we can find a way to explore their feelings, heal and develop coping strategies.
This type of therapy is for any child or young person (4-18 years) who is experiencing difficulties - whether it's a mental health concern or a problem relating to family or school/college (including ASD, PDA and ADHD).
Older children and teenagers have felt much happier after talking through how they feel, and as result have found it easier to cope with with their problems. Younger children have found creative art and play a good way to explore their thoughts and feelings in a comfortable space and similarly this helps them to manage their difficulties, heal and learn coping skills.
For all ages part of this is because the therapy environment provides a safe place that is quite separate from their daily lives.
Help for Parents/Carers:
I also offer support to parents and carers manage behavioural issues throughout the therapy process, as well as helping develop strategies to manage difficult behaviours.
My qualifications include a Diplomas in Integrated Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Child Psychology, and Certificates in Play Therapy, Children’s Counselling, Anti-Bullying and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I also a certified 'Autplay' provider, meaning I can help with behavioural issues associated with neurological disorders such as ASD, PDA and ADHD.
In addition, I have a continued commitment to training and keeping up-to-date with the latest research in child mental health. I am insured and hold a current DBS check. Initial assessments are free of charge.