I place great emphasis upon a good therapeutic relationship between both practitioner and client as the main basis of our sessions together. Trust, honesty and congruence being key components.
Drawing on years of experience working with adults and children in many varied settings, I feel I can offer you a safe space that can allow you to process your inner thoughts and make sense of feelings and emotions that can arise. I work with children and adults covering many areas such as low self esteem, social anxiety, eating disorders along with working with children and parents managing behavioural issues that can often arise.
I am also experienced in working with relationship breakdowns, bereavement and loss covering a range of emotions that can often allow people to feel stuck within themselves or a situation.
Working within an integrative model means that I draw on many modalities to support you.
I work in a person centred way drawing on TA, CBT, mindfulness and psychotherapeutic models if agreed throughout therapy. These are all ways of working that we can explore together and agree on before moving forward within therapy revisiting as we work.
Being presented with the right tools at the right time can often facilitate a move forward or a shift in perception. Simply being heard can often be a powerful tool within therapy.
Working within a comfortable holistic non clinical setting I also use creative therapy when appropriate and agreed upon, always working at a pace that you feel comfortable with.
I offer support to parents/carers of young children aged 5 years and upwards. The areas we cover in sessions with creative play can be related to issues presented within the pre school setting and schools as well as problems within the family home such as fears, anxiety, attachment issues, sleep problems and eating problems to name a few.I work with teens and young adults experiencing difficulties on many levels.I work closely with parents going through relationship breakdown and also offer sessions to single parents and children to look at strengthening communication. When working with young children the parent remains present throughout and we work as a team in order to support the child and parent/carer.There is a designated waiting area outside the therapy room for parents to remain on the premises.

Referral Criteria & Process

Please contact Willow Therapy to book an assessment with myself.

Qualifications

I started out as a complementary therapist 14 years ago moving into teaching therapies and then onto counselling. I have experience working within hospice settings with terminal illness, NHS settings and secondary schools.I have since added family counselling and now work with families, adults, teenagers and young children. I work on a one to one basis, I also offer family group work, and am a group facilitator of support groups at Willow. Sand play creative play. Open Toybox training. Eating Disorder annual CPD. Beat organisation. Adlerian Family counselling. Bucks Adlerian society Attachment Theory and Family Dynamics. Diploma in Integrative Counselling. Aylesbury college Therapies with Cancer patients: Mount Vernon Centre Cancer and its Treatments: Mount Vernon Centre Mindfulness in Practise: The Hospice of St Francis Health and Safety awareness: Youth services Buckinghamshire County Council Data Protection Training: Connexions Service Working together and Holding the Difference: BACP children and young people Working with the impact of Parental Conflict on Children and Young People's Mental Health: CAMHS Bereavement supporter: Iainne Rennie Hospice Diploma in holistic and Clinical Aromatherapy: Tisserand Institute Young Children and Babies Developmental course: NCMA

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Age Groups: (0-15) (16-18) (19-25) (25+)

6+

Fees: Yes

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Categories
Types of Support:
Face to face
Specialisms:
Anorexia
Obesity
Self esteem
Binge eating disorder
Body dismorphia
Body image
Bulimia
Comorbidity (eating disorders and other mental health conditions)
Compulsive overeating
Emotional overeating
Nutrition and dietetics
OSFED - other specified feeding and eating disorders
Over exercising
Types of Service:
Private Practitioner
Types of Treatment:
Counselling
Other Psychotherapy
Family Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)