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I am a highly skilled and experienced Integrative Child Psychotherapist, based in Hove. I have over 16 years’ experience working as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Mental Health Practitioner in the private and public sector, including working for over 6 years in a specialist CAMHS team.
As well as talking things through, I use play and creative media in my work with children and adolescents so that they have more tools with which to communicate and explore their thoughts and feelings.
I work with children and young people on various issues affecting their emotional well-being and behaviour.
Besides working 1:1 with children and adolescents, I also offer parental/carer consultation sessions. Sometimes it can be really useful for parents to have a consultation with an experienced mental health professional to explore concerns about their child’s behaviour or emotional well-being and think about what might help.
Areas of interest
children and adolescents age 3 - 18; young adults up to age 25; parents; depression; anxiety; trauma; complex (developmental) trauma and issues related to adoption and fostering; gender identity and sexuality; school issues; low self-esteem / confidence; concentration/attention problems; emotion regulation; OCD; phobias; emotional issues related to neuro-developmental disorders; loss/bereavement; issues related to divorce;attachment/relationship difficulties