I provide counselling at my Private Practice in Croydon (East Croydon) for Children & Adolescents (please note I currently only work with children aged 5 and upwards).
I first began working with young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) and those with special needs in 2004 at Ashburton Community School and as a volunteer for Croydon Young People’s Project. I have since worked therapeutically as a counsellor with children and young people at Place2Be, with Southwark NHS, and at several schools in the Croydon area.
I have worked therapeutically both short term and long term with children & young people affected by ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism, Dyslexia. and BESD. Presenting issues I have worked with include, trauma, depression, anxiety, extreme stress, anger, dissociation, self-harm, rape, and low self-esteem. For more information on trauma work with young people please see my EMDR page.
I worked as a counsellor at Shirley High School for four years, building a comprehensive counselling service single-handedly. In my final year as Lead Counsellor, I managed and provided clinical supervision to one other counsellor and two trainees. I have very high retention rates and am skilled at engaging children and young people of any gender.
Please feel free to call me 020 8656 7832 or email me for further information.