“There is no such thing as a baby … if you set out to describe a baby, you will find you are describing a baby and someone.” (Winnicott, 1947)
In the same way, working with young children always means working with parents or carers.
I assess children’s psychological, social and educational strengths and needs from a Systems perspective, working with the child’s family and school where appropriate. I am passionate about working with families who have experienced trauma and/or loss and helping parents to feel good about their role so they can help themselves and their children.
My work reflects my belief that children (including adolescents) thrive when their parents/carers feel competent and supported. This is why my child work usually includes parent/carer work.
I work eclectically. This means that I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches and I choose the modality to fit the unique needs of each client. I draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy approaches, CBT, Play Therapy, Expressive Therapies, “Talk Therapy” and Parent Education.