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About Me

I am an integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, providing both online and in-person counselling to young people aged 5-25.  I am based in Oundle where I am able to offer short or long term work specifically tailored to the young person.

I have a long history of specialised work with young people, including having worked as an advisor for a young person’s sexual health charity, in young offenders’ rehabilitation, and having worked as both a therapeutic mentor, therapist and counsellor in primary and secondary schools.  I am currently School Counsellor in a boarding school.

I hold a Master’s degree (Distinction) in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Cambridge. I am committed to continuing my professional development and to that end, I have enhanced my skillset by training in coaching, solution-focused therapy, positive therapy and mindfulness, to name a few.  I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is the most important aspect of the therapy, and that within each person is the innate human desire for growth.

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What is Psychotherapeutic Counselling?

“Psych” refers to the mind, “therapeutic”, to healing.  Psychotherapeutic counselling, then, is an opportunity for healing of the mind to take place, by providing a safe and confidential space for a person to talk through any issues that may be causing them difficulties.  With children, we do that through play and art.  Teenagers and young people can use those things too, and it can be very beneficial, but if you prefer just talking, that’s ok too.

Are my sessions confidential from my parents?

What we discuss in sessions is just between you and me.  I have to put limits around confidentiality for your safety though, so if I am really worried about your safety, or you tell me about another person who I am worried about, I do have to tell someone.  I would always talk to you about it first though, and explain why, and who I need to tell. 

What if I change my mind about coming?

Coming to counselling is always voluntary.  You have the right to change your mind if you want, but it is best if we both know the sessions are ending so we can talk about it.  Endings are very important in therapy.

What if I need to cancel a session?

It is fine to cancel a session if you need to, although it is always best to attend weekly at the same time and same place, if possible.  If you do need to cancel, I need 48 hours notice, either by phone or email, so that I can try to fill your space if I can.  If I have less than 48 hours notice, you will still be charged the cost of a full counselling session.

Can you come to my school to talk to me?

I am happy to come into a local school, but it would be a decision made by the individual school.  I am registered with the DBS update service, which means that the school can quickly check that I am ok to work with children.  You might have a counselling service who already comes into your school, so you might want to talk to someone you trust at school to see if there is anyone you can talk to.