I am a qualified child counsellor who trained for four years at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. I.A.T.E. has thirty years of experience educating counsellors and psychotherapists, and its work is recognised by BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). It is the sister organisation of the internationally acclaimed Centre for Child Mental Health.
I am also trained in Parent-Child Therapy, working in session with a parent and child together to help explore any challenges or difficulties in the relationship where repair or a strengthening of connection may be sought. I can also offer sessions with parents alone, to further discuss and explore ways of understanding, relating to and helping to manage the challenges their child may be facing.
I am in the midst of ongoing DDP training (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) working directly to Dr. Dan Hughes (Ph.D), and my practice is supervised by Jocelyne Quennell, (UKCP, HCPC, BAAT), who is a huge inspiration for me and my work.
I am fully insured, First Aid trained and registered with the DBS update service. I am a registered BACP member and have weekly industry recommended supervision as well as attending regular and varied CPD.
Before retraining, I was a documentary maker with over 24 years experience working for all the major broadcasters. This work has led to my passionate commitment to helping to address the mental health needs of children and young people, as well as supporting their parents and care-givers. My therapeutic model is integrative, weaving in a wide range of developmental theories and neuroscience, which in turn enhances and underlines the fundamental elements of my work; creative-arts based, relational and client-led.