After 14 years working in education in 2018, I decided to become a qualified integrative humanistic counsellor driven by wanting to offer a listening ear and understanding to others. I personally feel a deep connection to myself because of this on my life journey and healing from childhood trauma, with a mind to bring my knowledge and expertise to further support not only children but their wider family, I knew that I wanted to work with the person-centered modality with an added sparkle of the more creative approach and offer a creative side to my practice as well as working with my love for the outdoors and in nature to include walk and talk sessions for clients.
Since qualifying I have continued my professional development in the areas of DDP (Dyadic Developmental Practice) offering a DDP-informed way of working with significant developmental trauma, based on PACE (Playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy) DDP L2. This approach has deep roots when working to a Therapeutic Parenting model and Parental Alienation to offer support to families in family court, Divorcing, breaking up, and co-parenting in a positive way that puts the child at the centre of the process and accepts the role of both parents and the wider family.
My early career in registered childcare and early years children’s development. Moving through and working with many different and progressive educational settings, providing high-level mental health support, and managing differing behavioural barriers to learning, supporting, and recognizing a diverse and inclusive education for all.
I specialized in managing neurodiverse and behavioural children’s education and behaviour support, with an emphasis on supporting the child/young person and enabling the team around the child which incorporated training and working to support parents and carers to further support the whole family approach, within the specialist behavioural academy educational setting.
During this time, it was my pleasure to support a varied range of diverse needs and areas including the Attachment focused approach, adverse childhood experience and early trauma, significant trauma, bereaved families, children with cancer, Neurotypical behaviour, and violent tendencies, supporting families and young persons during a process of diagnosis and further support as a specialist teaching assistant but also enabling and supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing as a trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.
I provide therapy to clients exploring life opportunity and experiences, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, low self-esteem, and childhood trauma and children and young people through my private practise and agency setting.
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