How Can I Help?
Let me help your child feel like themselves again
I know from experience how hard it can be to find mental health support for children and young people when they need it most. It can be a lot like hitting a series of brick walls and feeling powerless. It’s why I became a counsellor and why I work with young people.
I offer a private and confidential counselling service for children (age 7+), adolescents and young adults suffering from emotional and behavioural difficulties. I can work face-to-face at my therapy space in central Reading, Berkshire. Or online by video or telephone.
As an experienced therapist, I support children and young people through any difficulties they bring to the sessions, no matter how big or small.
I am qualified to masters level as a Children and Young Person counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I adhere to their Ethical Framework. I have also been Enhanced DBS checked.
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How can counselling help children and young people?
I use child-friendly and age-appropriate therapy techniques to help my young clients learn how to handle big feelings, overcome fears and adapt to changes or tough periods in life. Therapy techniques might include games, books, art and craft activities, and of course talking and listening.
It’s essential that we build trust so that my young clients can feel comfortable sharing feelings, in this way we can work to uncover difficult emotions, discover any underlying causes and triggers and develop coping strategies that will help them understand and channel their feelings in more productive ways.
Every child and young person is unique and so is every therapy session. I tailor my therapy to each young client’s individual needs in order to achieve the best outcomes for that child. Therapy with me is open ended and reviewed periodically as we go along; there’s no limit to the number of sessions and my clients stay with me as long as they need to.
Why choose me?
I have been counselling children, adolescents and young adults for seven years, and have worked across a range of settings, including schools, colleges, counselling charities and privately. I have significant experience of working face-to-face and am also fully trained and experienced in online counselling.
I am qualified to masters level as a Counsellor for Children and Young People
In order to book an appointment please complete my counselling enquiry form giving as much information as you can.
Please note that spaces, particularly after-school and evening, can be extremely limited. It may be worth considering whether you could take your child out of school for an appointment.
I charge £65 per 50-minute session whether it’s online, by phone, or in-person.
Payment is payable in advance of each session by electronic bank transfer.
- Level 6 Clinical Supervision (in training) – Counselling Tutor / NCS Accredited
- Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (2021) – awarded by QLS
- Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2019) – awarded by CPCAB
- Level 3 in Counselling Theory (2017) – awarded by CPCAB
- Level 2 in Counselling Skills (2016) – awarded by CPCAB
Sessions convenient for you
Face to Face