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- Verified account
- Video and telephone consultations
I have been working with Children, Young People and parents for over 25 years. I started out as a teacher and then OFSTED inspector before working within Family Support helping and advising families through times of challenge. I am also a qualified Children and Young People�s Counsellor and offer sessions for parents struggling to understand their child�s behaviours to help build positive relationships.
I hold insurance and liability provisions and am an accredited member of the BACP and counselling supervisor. As well as working in schools I offer private counselling to Children and Young People from 5 to 25 years of age in Banbury, Daventry, Towcester and Byfield areas.
I specialise in working with Teens who have experienced trauma, self-harm, bereavement, loss, anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, family breakdown and addictions.
The counselling room is a place to offload and gain a different perspective and understanding of our lives. Children and young people are encouraged to explore who they are and the things they find difficult. For older children, this can be done through art, creative activities, CBT strategies, metaphor, and talking that is guided carefully based on their individual interests and abilities. For younger children, much of our time is spent working through play and story approaches as well as fun strategies to help manage big emotions.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I am skilled at finding creative approaches to explore some of
the innermost feelings, I aim to look at things from each child�s perspective and offer
reflections that help them find a new strength to face their daily challenges.
Areas of interest
Children and Young People- 5 to 25 years of age.
Trauma Informed; Bereavement; Self harm; Anxiety; Depression; Addictions; Family separation; Illness; Exam Stress; Bullying; OCD; Abuse; Eating Disorders; Low Mood; Identity and Gender issues.
I am a Neuro Divergent Advocate and work with significant number of young people with signs of Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, etc helping to identify areas of strength and those that maybe causing challenges.
I can offer face to face counselling and walk and talk outdoor options if requested.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Physical disability