I specialise in working with students of all ages and families. I am currently offering counselling, psychotherapy and Educational Psychotherapy both online and face to face. I tend to use an integrative approach very much directed by the clients needs and preferred way of working. This could be through talking, play, drawing or writing. Throughout the pandemic I have been working online and have found it to be an effective tool. Through creative thinking and experimentation, we have been able to find new ways to play and be artistic online.
I have a keen interest in mindfulness and meditation which students are more and more interested in learning about and find useful.
My training is in Educational Psychotherapy which is a branch of psychotherapy that uses psychoanalytical theories to help us understand the unconscious processes of the client. I am highly trained in combining this theory with learning, creative and free expression tasks to enable the healing and therapeutic aspect of the work. I am very interested in understanding how a student relates to learning tasks and teachers.
I have worked in a variety of education settings for the past 13 years including primary schools, secondary schools, an international school and specialist provisions. I have extensive experience of working with children and young people with additional learning needs, which means I am able to adapt my approach to all thinking styles. I also have 2 years experience of CAMHS experience where I did my clinical placement in training.
Currently I am working part time at the Royal Academy of Music in London and dedicate my spare time to private work, teaching and my continued professional development in various areas such as Jungian Psychoanalysis and writing for wellbeing.
I offer a sliding scale for those on low income and students.