I am a fully qualified Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist registered with BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and follow their code of ethics and professional conduct.
I have 13 years experience of working with children, young people and parents in a variety of settings including the voluntary and private sector.
Central to my work is an attuned and respectful approach in order to help reduce distress and find ways to manage feelings and behaviours.
I use play, creative media and age appropriate conversation to help children and young people explore difficult feelings and experiences safely. When words are too difficult, images can help deepen awareness and understanding.
I believe that every child or young person is unique and therefore draw from more than one approach. This is known as an 'integrative model'. This helps me work out a plan for the child or young person that caters to their individual needs. To support this I draw on a number of clinical and theoretical perspectives including attachment theory, object relations, neurobiology. You can find out more about this in the 'About Therapy' section.
I am committed to continued professional and personal development and regularly attend up to date training courses and conferences. I am fully DBS checked and follow the current government guidelines on Data Protection.
Masters in Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy from the
Institute for Arts & Therapy in Education/ University East London
Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Arts
University East London
Counselling Skills Certificate
Institute for Arts & Therapy in Education