I believe in child-centred, child-led therapy using art materials, clay, sand trays and puppets. I help children to find a way to express their thoughts and feelings through creativity and play.
I think it is important to look at the young person in context of both the home and school environment, working together with the parents, care givers and school to improve the outcomes for the individual. Together I work with the child or young person to identify new strategies for expressing and managing feelings, thoughts and behaviours at home and at school. I hope to build resilience in the child, encourage and support them. I also believe in helping parents and teachers to support the child, with the child at the centre of our thinking.
My training involved working with individuals, groups and families as part of the child and adolescent mental health team in Norfolk and in Cambridgeshire. I also have experience working with eating disorders. I have worked, and continue to work in the charity sector offering therapy to children and young people in schools and hold a private practice in Suffolk.
I have regular safeguarding training and hold a level one certificate. I have experience of liaising with the safeguarding representative. I complete regular CPD in accordance with HCPC guidelines. I hold a roaming DBS allowing me to work in any school setting.
For more detailed information about my background and training, view my cv.
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