I often spend time speaking to concerned and anxious parents, so understand that having a child experiencing distress or unhappiness can be a very difficult time for any parent, and finding the right person to help can be bewildering.

 

When you get in touch we can arrange an initial meeting. This would usually be the young person or child, at least one parent or carer if the child is under 16 years old, and myself. Finding the right person to work with your child is essential to the success of any counselling. During the meeting we will explore the issues that bring the child to counselling together, following this the child and I would have a short talk. I would then suggest that you as a family then make the decision together about whether to go ahead and work with me or not.

 

I have a great deal of experience working with Children and Young People around a range of issues, including working with children in primary schools, young people in a Special Educational Needs (SEND) secondary school, and a range of other settings.

 

I have professional training in counselling children and adolescents post qualification, and am qualified to work with children from primary school age upwards.

 

Common issues that I work with include anxiety, depression, self-harm, bullying (including online bullying), sensory and learning difficulties, anger, family and relationship issues, Asperger’s and autistic spectrum clients, and bereavement, to name but a few.

 

Please do get in touch if you have any questions you would like to ask.