I provide counselling at my Private Practice in Croydon (East Croydon) for Children & Adolescents (please note I currently only work with children aged 8 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, deep depression, anxiety, extreme stress, anger, dissociation, self-harm, rape, and low self-esteem.
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, both male and female in the counselling process.
Schools & Colleges
I am able to offer short term counselling contracts of 6 to 8 weeks to work with specific pupils in schools or colleges, and at times I may be able to offer longer term counselling solutions for pupils with special needs or complex issues.
I am able to offer specialist trauma work in the form of EMDR for both individual children/young people and groups affected by traumatic incidents, anxiety and stress.
Please feel free to call me 020 8656 7832 or email me for further information.