For the last twelve years, I have been supporting children and young people, families and adults in school and charitable settings and remotely through online counselling sessions.
I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and a Member of the BACP and I follow the ethical frameworks and guidelines of both governing bodies. I have regular supervision in order to support my professional and ethical practice.
Whilst my core modality is Transactional Analysis, I like to use a range of theories and interventions with both adult and child clients, tailored to the issues presenting in the therapy room. The key is offering a confidential space to a client where they feel safe and secure and where they believe that their needs can be met. This can then allow them to begin talking about and processing troubling issues.
Counselling Individuals (Adults)
When working with adults, I prefer a psychodynamic and humanistic approach over CBT. This means that I can help the client identify and process the source of the problem which in turn can lead to the client making different decisions about their life and gaining greater autonomy.
Counselling Individuals (CYP)
When working with a young person I aim to have an initial assessment with parents or caregivers. This gives me useful background into the child’s presenting issues as well as finding out what the caregivers would like to achieve from the therapy process. Depending on the length of the therapeutic work, I arrange reviews with parents or caregivers every 6-12 weeks which the client may attend if they wish.
Clients I work with
I am happy to work with children and young people online from age 5 upwards as well as adults.
How I deliver therapy
Long term and short term online via Zoom or FaceTime.
Psychodynamic, humanistic, person-centred.
What I can help with
I have worked with issues such as:
Good clinical practice means regular supervision! It is an invaluable resource which allows the practitioner to discuss and process the issues brought by their clients and to gain a new perspective when the work has become “stuck”. During my psychotherapy training, it became clear that the supervisors I found most helpful were those who used the space for collaboration rather than direction and this is therefore the approach I take with my own supervisees, whether they are individuals or part of a supervision group.