Children and Young People
I have 25 years experience working with children and young people, all experiencing a wide range of issues and problems. I am experienced with one to one contact with young people and children, and over time I have developed strategies specific to children and young people that enables them to feel comfortable to communicate however they wish with me. I have helped many individuals presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, self harm, identify/gender issues, abuse, bulling and more. I have also helped a great number of children who have been experiencing external issues and problems either through bereavement of a loved one, suffering vicariously through a family member suffering from some of the issues listed above. I have a great understanding of the day to day challenges that young people are facing, not only in their real world, but also of the issues and problems that can arise from social media and other virtual world problems.
I am able to carry out counselling sessions in schools and/or colleges if required, which I can also locate and provide meeting places if needed. I can also ensure that any potential meetings are undertaken in such a way so the individual’s privacy is retained. I have a full DBS certificate.