My work with children
Children who struggle to cope with painful feelings can fail to flourish because they often lack the inner resources to process their emotions. So a child may feel sad, anxious and distressed and they need an adult to help them. If their problems are not dealt with sooner rather than later, their problems leak out into challenging and difficult behaviour, anger or other troubles, which grow with them and this can lead to problems in adulthood. Effective counselling can provide children with understanding, giving them a sense of hope and fulfilment and it can improve their educational attainment.
I offer counselling and art therapy to children aged 5+ in collaboration with parents, teachers and other agencies. I use play, sand tray, art and drama in my work with children. I help children work through painful and difficult feelings to help them cope . I support children with a range of issues, including parental discord, mental health issues, depression and anxiety, childhood abuse and neglect and a range of childhood disorders, including autism and selective mutism.
I am an HCPC Registered Art Therapist (AS16514) and a Level 5 CPCAB Children’s Counsellor, having completed schools-based training with Place2Be. I am Enhanced DBS checked and I work in accordance with Child Protection and Safeguarding policy and legislation.