As a qualified Integrative Counsellor(MBACP), I offer Individual Counselling to children and young people.
I offer clients a safe, non-judgemental space to share their story in their own way at their own pace, in a nurturing and contained environment. I also offer a Resilience Wellbeing programme to Primary -aged children.
Counselling is bespoke and unique to every individual. I believe it is important that children/young people are empowered to choose a therapeutic approach to healing that is most comfortable for them.
As a counsellor, I embrace a responsive and flexible approach, offering an empathic, non-judgemental and safe space for clients to explore and express feelings and thoughts around life experiences and challenges they may be facing in their own chosen way, whether it is through talking therapy or through various creative, play or art-based approaches. I specialize in providing therapeutic support to children and young people
(4 years - 17 years) through face to face and online sessions (from 12 years +).
Online counselling can be particularly helpful if a young person struggles with social anxiety, illness or find being in new places challenging or simply find it more convenient and comfortable being in their own environment. Clients get to engage in an online therapeutic space , with the options of using both interactive online games/sand tray or creative tools, and through home-based creative materials.
HOW I WORK
I offer a free 20 minute introduction telephone call to explore what support you feel you or your child may need. We can discuss any initial questions or concerns you may have. There is no obligation to commit to any sessions. However, if you would like to proceed, the next step is an assessment/consultation, for which I charge my standard fee.
£60 per 50-minute face to face/ online session
I am skilled in, but not limited to the following areas:
* Attachment difficulties
* Family Breakdown
* Self- esteem/self-confidence
* Building Resilience
* Self Harm
* Chronic illness e.g. ME/CFS
* Social difficulties
Why Creative Counselling?
Creative Counselling combines talking therapies with creative interventions. Creative and art-based approaches are beneficial ways to process complex feelings and thoughts, by giving expression, movement, shape and colour to life experiences in a way that often words alone can't do. Working through art isn't about becoming an artist, but about finding meaning and connection in life.
The benefits of working with creative tools?
self- discovery: creating/expression through art can help clients acknowledge and recognise feelings that have been difficult to access or process;
self-esteem : provides a sense of self-accomplishment and freedom to explore;
emotional release: providing a healthy outlet for expressing and letting go of feelings and fears, which are difficult to articulate at times;
Stress relief: creating art can provide relief around anxiety, depression or emotional trauma;
An opportunity to be authentic, without any expectations or pressures to produce - the healing is in the process of "making and creating"
Inamojo™ is a Resilience programme, designed to nurture primary -aged children’s creativity and imagination through play, while simultaneously addressing all levels of healthy developmental growth, across physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills.
Weaving original music and stories with mindfulness practices such as meditation, expressive movement and art, Inamojo™ strives to support children to integrate their experiences of the programme into daily life, so that they have the knowledge, tools and skills to help navigate their way through life.
The stories have been written to teach important life-lessons in ways that children can understand, and find engaging. They then get to ‘feel’ their way into each story by embodying the characters in a music & movement session, before expressing their feelings about the story in a piece of creative art.
If you feel that your child could benefit from some extra support to boost their mental health and wellbeing, improve their self-esteem and coping skills, Inamojo™ offers a wonderful nurturing, creative and fun experience for children, to help them fulfil their potential.
Please download brochure below for more details of session themes.
The benefits of Inamojo ™
Mindfulness, Self-regulation, Emotional literacy and Body Awareness;
A sense of belonging and connectedness;
Improves engagement in learning/executive functioning skills;
Improves self-esteem and builds resilience;
It is an inclusive intervention for all children
Inamojo™ programme: £15 per session/ £135 for 9 week programme
Price includes a weekly newsletter (parent engagement) and colour-printed certificates for participants at the end of the programme.
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