"...as an art it involves freedom within great discipline"
(Brodley, 1999: 81)
Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy benefits children and young people so they do not have to face their difficulties alone.
Entrusting your child to someone else is often a daunting thought. I offer a safe environment for children and young people to express themselves in both verbal and non-verbal ways, for example, a mixture of drawing, playing, psychoeducation and talking things through.
Issues raised by children and young people are often broad and complex and often include: Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Family breakdown and Friendship issues.
Transistioning into high school and higher education can be challenging for some young people whilst others may struggle to cope with specific life events or experience an increase in stress and anxiety during adolescence. Counselling sessions are tailored according to each child's needs.
Parents, Carers and School based counselling can result in improved attainment, attendance, reductions in behavioural problems as well as happier, more confident and resilient pupils.
I offer an outreach service working in collaboration with local schools by providing on site 1:1 counselling during term time; integrating within the school pastoral, child protection, safeguarding and support systems; promoting a whole school approach to the psychological health and emotional wellbeing of school aged children and young people.