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I have 10 years counselling experience and a lifetime of playing with and supporting children.

Every child will experience ups and downs through their early years but when their problems start getting in the way of their everyday life, that is when they may need additional support.

However, children can find it difficult to talk about things, so instead will display behavioural issues that alert the adults around them that something is not right. In turn, this behaviour can affect the child’s development, emotional well-being, relationships and education. In struggling to cope with their emotions, children can show signs of anxiety, anger, aggression or fear.

This is where counselling and play therapy can help. It gives the child the opportunity to express themselves in their own way. My approach is child-led, and with the use of creative materials and toys they can work through their feelings and thus try to process and understand what is going on.

I will provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which to help them view things from another standpoint, build resilience and give them techniques for coping.

TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS 

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB

Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children - CPCAB, Place2Be

Level 3 Diploma in Children & Young People's Workforce - EdExcel

ELSA - Emotional Literacy Support Assistant - Surrey County Council

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies - CPCAB                         

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - CPCAB

Educare certificates in Data Protection, Child Protection, First Aid Essentials

I have an enhanced DBS check and I have Professional Liability insurance.