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Children: 3 - 11yrs

FEES

Free 15-minute call to see if I am the right person for your child.

£60 for 1hr for initial consultation with parent/carers.

*Optional 6-week £60 p/hr review or free 15minute review with parent/carers.

£55 for 50mins weekly session.

 

Minimum of 6 sessions for effective counselling treatment.

Every child’s experience is unique. I therefore keep my approach flexible and adaptable, allowing the child to lead. I use the PACE model: Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy. We begin with a parent/carers’ initial consultation. This allows me to understand how best you would like me to support you with your child and the key life events that have shaped their experience of the world. After this, I can begin one to one sessions with your child.

 

Children learn and develop through play. Giving time and a safe space for children to express their feelings through art allows them to express what they may not have the emotional literacy to explain. Play allows for communication through behaviour and therefore insight to how they are truly feeling and how they are coping.

 

By intervening at an early stage with children, we can help them become more emotionally regulated adolescents. I can help your child learn to emotionally regulate, manage and balance difficult feelings, learn emotional literacy, increase their self-awareness, and improve their self-confidence.

 

"Amy has worked with our son who has had a lot of difficulties in the past with his behaviour. Since working with Amy our son has changed dramatically in his behaviour, his attitude to others (children as well as adults) in a very good way. His behaviour at school is now outstanding to the extent that he gets upset when there is no school. He has learnt to play and care for others, all down to the best support of Amy and she will be missed by him but we know that she is leaving him in a better way and more confident than when she first started working with him."

 

Written by a parent of a 7-year-old boy. 

 

Adolescents: 11 - 18yrs

FEES

Free 15-minute call to see if I am the right person for you.

£60 for 1hr for initial consultation with young person and parent/carer

*Optional 6-week £60 p/hr review or free 15minute review with young person and parent/carer.

£55 for 50mins weekly session.

 

Minimum of 6 sessions for effective counselling treatment.

Being a teenager can be tough, and now and again you might need someone to talk to. Adolescence can be full of complicated challenges and it can be difficult to know the healthy coping mechanisms from those that are not. Therapy can be an opportunity for you to try and make sense of the world around you, to understand who you are and who you want to be. Talking helps and will make you feel better. My aim is to create a safe space where you can be whoever you want to be, look at your strengths and your difficulties and build on your emotional resilience. I want to increase your self-awareness and help you develop your self-esteem and confidence.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of some of the issues that teenagers may need space to talk about:

 

· Friendship/bullying

· Exam stress or stress in general

· Disordered eating

· Feeling anxious or worried about something

· Depression

· Feeling angry or frustrated

· Relationships and sexuality

· Home life, and relationships with family

· Divorce and separation

· Grief and loss

· Self-harm

· Suicide

· Behavioural changes

· Sleep problems

· Coping with major life changes such as those regarding family, school, friendships, etc.

 

"Thank you so much for all the support and help you have given me over the last year. You have helped me through one of the toughest moments of my life so far and I have come out of the other end as a stronger person."

 

Written by a 16-year-old young person.  

Young Adults: 18 - 25yrs

FEES

Free 15-minute call to see if I am the right person for you.

£55 for 50mins for weekly sessions.

£60 for a one-off session.

 

I recommend a minimum of 6 sessions for effective counselling treatment, but I can also offer a single session if you would like to focus on a specific issue or decision that you would like support with.

Is there something that is holding you back? Is there something that happened to you in the past that you would like to explore so that you can learn to accept and move forward in life? Do you have some unresolved past experiences that you want to let go of?

Counselling can allow you to explore these issues in a safe, non-judgemental, supportive and confidential space. We can use a dialogue with the arts to help you express your most intense emotions. Counselling can also help you make sense of thoughts and feelings. Perhaps you would like to break a pattern of recurring behaviours or learn more about your triggers and why you are the way you are. We sometimes keep our problems in our rucksacks, on our back, weighing us down but hidden from view. It may be possible to discover these issues in counselling so that you can get them off your back for good. Stop carrying the heavy bag on your back, lighten the load and learn to take out the things that you no longer need to carry that are weighing you down and move forward carrying the things with you that are useful, helpful and support you in reaching your potential.

Counselling can help you gain more control over your life and the way you respond to others. It can help you attain better understanding of yourself, of your relationships, and the world around you. You might then be able to look at the world with a new perspective that offers optimism, hope, and happiness.

Here are some reasons why people come to counselling:

 

· Stress and feeling anxious or worried

· Exam stress

· Depression

· Relationships and/or sexuality

· Low self-esteem and confidence

· Abuse and trauma

· Grief and loss

· Divorce or separation

· Lack of fulfilment in life

 

This is not an exhaustive list, but these are some common issues that young adults have to deal with. Every person is different and what bothers them may not bother the next person. But if it’s bothering you then it might be something worth exploring with a counsellor.

"Thank you for helping me understand how easy life is when you let go of things that drag you down. Thank you for guiding me. Thank you for letting me cry my eyes out and not judging me. Thank you for being patient with me. Thank you for seeing right through me and knowing that I’m not okay when I say that I’m okay. Thank you for making me a better person, I’ve learnt so much from our sessions. I’m starting to understand myself and know my triggers and low points and that’s all thanks to you."

 

Written by an 18-year-old adult.