Child & Adolescent Counsellor
I am a specialist child and adolescent counsellor, trained in a model that combines talk and play-based counselling. Alongside my private practice I work in schools, with significant experience counselling in both primary and secondary settings.
My counselling approach is integrative: which means I draw on a range of theories, relational: which means I view the collaborative therapeutic relationship as central to the process, and pluralistic: which means I am responsive to the unique needs and preferences of each client.
Building on a previous career in consumer psychology and research, I am a committed practitioner-researcher, keeping up-to-date with the latest knowledge on child and adolescent emotional development and counselling practice. I serve as a peer reviewer for academic journals and conduct my own research, both independently and in collaboration with other institutions. Current research interests include: therapeutic parent work, the emotional impacts of learning difficulties and neurodiversity, managing transitions and school responses to the developing coronavirus situation.
Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Children in Schools
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills for Working with Children
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills for Working with Children
BSc Psychology, Leeds University
I am fully insured and a registered member of BACP (MBACP 379377), committed to upholding their rigorous ethical standards.