I offer one-off consultations and on-going sessions.
One-off consultations offer parents/carers/childcare professionals the opportunity to ‘check in’ with a qualified and experienced young people’s therapist. It is possible to use this appointment in many ways: you may wish to share your concerns with a professional and to decide together whether there is an issue that needs addressing or not; to think through new ways of responding to your child’s (or client’s) behaviour/emotions; to explore what could be at the root of the issue; to gain a better idea of your child’s (or client’s) inner world; to receive some suggestions of books, web sites or other places for further information to help you and your family; or simply to off-load your concerns and your struggles.
In this one-off consultation I will be happy to suggest other agencies I know of that may be of help, including those that are free of charge, and to discuss the referral routes to these services.
My hope is that by the end of this consultation you will feel better equipped to decide whether or not you need to proceed any further with getting support for your child (or client), and if you do wish to proceed further, that you know the options that are available to you and how to pursue these.
If after this initial consultation you think that you, your child, teen, family or client would benefit from further sessions with me I am able to offer the following:
- Parenting support and strategies
- Individual therapy for children and teenagers
- Play Therapy (particularly useful for children aged approximately 3 to 12 years)
- Theraplay® Informed sessions
- Family work
- Joint sessions with parent/s and their child or teen
- Guidance for parents/carers to learn how to use Child-Centred Play with their children (this on its own may be enough to solve some issues)
- Support for those working in the children’s workforce
If there is a way in which you’re wondering if I can help that is not mentioned on this page please do contact me to discuss things further.
I cannot guarantee to have all the answers, but I am sure that by bringing together your knowledge of your child with my knowledge and experience of child development and child psychology, we can improve the quality of life for your child/family and help you feel more confident about how to respond to the challenges of being a parent.