SERVICES

After you refer a child or self-refer, we will have a 15 minute Consultation together.

If we agree to do so, I will book your child or you in for an Initial Assessment, which will be between 30-50 minutes

Following that, we can arrange for regular 1:1 Therapy Sessions at the same time each week.

This is all via phone or zoom. Please talk to me about face to face sessions.

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CHILDREN

I work in a child-centred way, following the PACE approach in creative therapy. PACE stands for Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy. I work in a child-centred way, following the PACE approach in creative therapy. PACE stands for Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy.

I’m a parent and I want to refer a child or adolescent for counselling

 

It can be a hard and lonely experience to realise that your child is struggling psychologically. Sometimes, as parent(s), you know the reasons why, but find it difficult to know how to help.

 

You may see changes in your child that are worrying such as:

  • sleeping patterns

  • eating patterns

  • emotions

FEES: £50 per session

 
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ADOLESCENTS

I'm a young person and I want to refer myself for counselling

 

Some young people know exactly what is bothering them and others just have a feeling that things aren’t right. You may look for a counsellor if you are stuck with difficult feelings or finding something that is troubling you.

 

Things that you might be struggling with could be:

  • Bullying at school or difficulties with friendships/relationships

  • Someone in your family is ill or has died

  • Worries about your exams

  • Feelings of panic, anxiety, anger or depression

  • Feeling unsafe at home

  • Not getting on with your parents or siblings

  • Parents separating or divorcing

  • Uncertainty about who you are

  • Questioning your sexuality

 

Or maybe none of these...If your particular problem is not listed here or seems embarrassing, weird or silly to you, it’s still OK to get in touch with me.

 

Counselling and creative therapies can help you by providing a space to explore and make sense of things that are making life difficult – at a time and a space every week just for you.

 

 

What you tell me is private

Counselling is confidential which means information that you share with me is private. I would only share information with another professional if there are serious and immediate concerns about your safety or the safety of others. I will always try to talk with you first.

FEES: £50 per session

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I self-refer?


I'm a young person and I want to refer myself for counselling Some young people know exactly what is bothering them and others just have a feeling that things aren’t right. You may look for a counsellor if you are stuck with difficult feelings or finding something that is troubling you. If you are 18 or over, you may self-refer by emailing me for a 1:1 Consultation If you are 16 or under, depending on your circumstances, we may have to seek parental consent or consent from whoever is your legal guardian. Depending on your age and ability to provide consent for therapy, it may be appropriate to begin therapy without the parent/carer. This will be discussed during our Consultation and addressed on a case-by-case basis.




How do I refer a child?


I’m a parent and I want to refer a child or adolescent for counselling It can be a hard and lonely experience to realise that your child is struggling psychologically. Sometimes, as parent(s), you know the reasons why, but find it difficult to know how to help. You may see changes in your child that are worrying such as: sleeping patterns eating patterns emotions You can email me to arrange for a 1:1 Consultation.




What will we talk about in the Consultation?


The Consultation is an informal free 15 chat that gives us a chance to get to know each other. You can tell me your worries from your perspective and ask any questions you may have. I will ask questions to gather information to see what may be useful to support you or your child. Together we can decide how to move forward.




What will happen in an Initial Assessment?


This is a 50 minute appointment for children or young adults to speak with me. For younger children, or those anxious about coming, we can shorten it to 30 minutes. During this time, we will explore the difficulties that they want to bring to counselling. It will also be a chance to see if they are happy to work with me.




How do regular 1:1 sessions work


If after the Initial Assessment you would like to start therapy, we will arrange regular 50 minute sessions for the same day and time each week. During the first session, we will go over the counselling agreement together. Sessions typically run weekly following the school calendar, on a termly basis and you will be notified of half term breaks and holidays as early as possible. In some circumstances, it may be possible to arrange additional sessions in the breaks; please do contact me in advance to discuss this.




What will happen if my child doesn’t want therapy?


If a child does not wish to continue for whatever reason, then therapy will not commence. Therapy is more effective when there is willingness to engage and sometimes children are not ready to do so.




Parent Reviews


Please be aware that in order to further support your child’s therapy, regular parent/carer review sessions will be required throughout the duration of the work. These will be agreed in advance, on a case-by-case basis.




Is what I tell you private?


Counselling is confidential which means information that you share with me is private. I would only share information with another professional if there are serious and immediate concerns about your safety or the safety of others. I will always try to talk with you first.




Who are BACP?


The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy is a professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists practising in the United Kingdom. Trainee and qualified practitioners who are registered with them work within the organisation’s ethical and professional code of conduct.