As well as a range of counselling experience and qualifications I also have a background of working with clients who have ADHD or people with Autism, or who consider themselves on the Autistic spectrum, with or without a formal diagnosis.
Additionally, I support people trying to better understand their own identity.
What to expect
How long will I need to come?
Because of individual needs this is a difficult question to answer, I advise planning for a minimum of six sessions, as it can take this time to settle into the process and begin to feel comfortable. After this, the length of time you will attend varies based on your needs and wishes.
Counselling for Adults
Counselling for Young People
Whatever their age, trying to find support for your child can feel overwhelming.
If you are a parent referring a young person I offer a free 20 minute phone conversation to discuss their needs before booking an initial consultation.
How does it work?
What can I expect to know about sessions?
An aim of counselling is to provide a safe and confidential space for your child to express themselves and explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
An important part of the therapeutic relationship is privacy to feel able to speak openly. Therefore, limited communication occurs between myself and parents, this includes booking session times, arranging payment of fees and informal reviews depending on the client’s age, capacity for decision making and their wishes.
The exception for maintaining confidentiality relates to safeguarding, if after assessment or a counselling session I feel they, or someone else is at significant risk of harm I will make contact with yourselves, their GP or emergency services.