Skye McDade-Burn, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Skye McDade-Burn

Islington N5
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Skye McDade-Burn, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Skye McDade-Burn

Islington N5
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My Approach

Central to my work is the development of an empathic, curious and playful relationship in which difficult thoughts and emotions can be explored safely. I use play and art therapy in order to help children and young people explore their feelings. Alongside child counselling sessions, I also hold consultations with parents or carers to provide a space for them to think about what is happening within their family.

About Me

Hello, my name is Skye McDade-Burn. I am a child psychotherapeutic counsellor. My training was specifically focused on working therapeutically with children and young people, supporting them to express themselves using play and art.

I hold a post-graduate diploma in Child Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, London. I also hold a Certificate in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis and have completed a course in Attachment, Neurodevelopment and Psychopathology. Before my theraupeutic training, I completed an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature. I am DBS checked.

I work with

  • Children and young people

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I have worked with children who have been bullied in the past and those who are currently experiencing bullying, and I have experienced through this work the terrible impact that it can have on children and young people's lives.
Divorce is one of the most common reasons that parents seek counselling support for their children. I have worked with several children and young people who used their time with me to work through their feelings about their parent's divorce.
I have supported children with a range of family-related issues such as parental mental health, separation or divorce or estrangement. I completed a CPD training course in Attachment, Neurodevelopment and Psychopathology with the Family Relations Institute which has supported my understanding of families.
I have worked in multicultural London schools before my training as a psychotherapeutic counsellor and since qualifying. I am putting race issues as a special interest because the majority of my work has been with children and young people of a different culture to my own (white British) and I am confident in working with this difference. Although I think that for some clients, they will still feel more comfortable bringing issues of race / identity to therapists who are also from a non-white background.
Through my initial three-year training, I developed skills in working with trauma through play and art therapy, providing a safe container for the processing of traumatic experiences.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family
  • Gender
  • Health-related Issues
  • Identity Problems
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Parents
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Race Issues
  • Relationships
  • Separation
  • Step Families
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term

Islington Office

Islington N5 1EB

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£65 per child counselling session
Parent consultations dependant on length


N5 1EB
United Kingdom (UK)

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UKCP College

  • College for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapies (CCAP)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.
Skye McDade-Burn

Skye McDade-Burn

Islington N5

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