Just like adults, children and young people need a little help now and again.
I offer a range of services to do just this and I work with you and your child to create a plan of therapy that considers both the needs of your child and the resources you have available. I offer 40 minutes for young people age 7 – 14 years. This creates flexibility for the child’s or young person’s maturity and attention span by utilising different techniques, such as sand play, hand & finger puppets and art activities.
I initially offer parent(s) a 30 minute Parent Consultation giving the parent(s) the opportunity to talk with me about their child’s problem. Following this I ask the parent(s) to return with their child, on mutually agreed date/time, for a 20 minute Family Consultation. For these two appointments I charge one total fee of £20.
Each 40/60-minute Counselling session with child – £30
I’ve been asked many times if I work with children and young people using hypnotherapy. My general belief is it’s a more specialised area so I tend use alternative approaches to hypnotherapy with anyone under the age of 16 e.g. counselling and/or mentoring. However, I do sometimes use hypnotherapy as a complementary therapy to help raise a teenagers self-esteem and confidence as I have seen how valuable this can be.
In addition to my counselling and hypnotherapy qualifications and experience, I bring 14 years of knowledge and practical ability from my work within education. I completed a Foundation Degree in Learning Support in 2005 and qualified as a behaviour mentor in 2006, going on to lead a Special Needs Department in a Lincolnshire Secondary School for 7 years. I have created, supervised, delivered and monitored a variety of intervention support packages for students with learning, social and emotional issues. As part of my on-going professional development, I have achieved a L3 Award in Child Counselling and attended a Play Therapy United Kingdom (PTUK) workshop for play therapy.
You can be sure I will use all my expertise, knowledge and practical experience to help you and your child to develop their skills in managing emotions, problem-solving and assist them in overcoming any obstacles they are facing.