Vanessa Mchardy, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Vanessa Mchardy

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Vanessa Mchardy, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Vanessa Mchardy

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About Me

With 18 years experience of supporting children and parents I have a very practical, light, compassionate way of being that enables healing of trauma and difficult feelings.

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Families
  • Individuals

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.

With 22 years working in schools I have been at the first line of call, so often have been the person abuse is disclosed too. Due to the comprehensive Masters level training I am able to sit with the most painful of experiences a human being can experience. To be with and be alongside hearing and witnessing. Holding this with compassion and a deep understanding of how being given space to express and move through can heal and allow for transformation.
School anxiety has become my speciality over the years of working in schools and having a great understanding of the depth of feelings children experience at school. The fear and shame that arises and stops them from being able to just be themselves, confidently so.
Giving parents the space and time to look at their family life without judgement is immensely healing as and if it’s self. Reducing tension and complexity to more clarity and harmony is what we are all working towards.
Similarly with those who have experienced a trauma be that through family harm, neglect emotionally or physically I am skilled in the therapeutic tools that enable the ability to create a narrative, to enable understanding and to allow the feelings to come and be experienced in a safe and containing environment. My presence and care is a big part of what young people and parents respond positively too in their healing.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Child Psychotherapist
  • Integrative Child Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Parents
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy


Finsbury Park

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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.
Vanessa Mchardy

Vanessa Mchardy


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