I have worked therapeutically with children and adolescents since 2000, parents, adults and couples since 1995 in the NHS, voluntary sector and independently. I offer supervision for psychotherapists and counsellors. I have taught at Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (NHS Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) since 2008. Prior to this I was course Director of the Masters in Disability Studies at Sheffield University. I have recently undertaken further studies in neuroscience and neuropsychoanalysis.
Counselling and psychotherapy for children and young people
Child and Adolescent work
Early therapeutic interventions for children can ensure progress through developmental milestones and prevent more intractable problems in later life. I working with children and young people who are experiencing difficulties which interfere with their capacity to play, learn and experience life to the full. I have offered consultation and therapeutic work in the following areas:
traumatic life events
I offer support to parents in improving their capacity both to parent and make sense of the difficulties faced by their children. Parent work can often have a very marked impact on helping parents to help their children manage their difficulties and improve relationships within the family.
Sometimes small shifts can have a major impact on relationships, identifying destructive patterns and working towards more satisfying ways of relating.
I offer brief and longer term counselling and therapy for adults.
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (MACP)
Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling
PhD, Psychology (Manchester Met. University)
M. Phil, Social Anthropology (Cambridge University)
Please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.