If you’re looking for expert, effective counselling for a young person, then I can help. I’m a fully qualified psychotherapist who works extensively with young people, both online and face-to-face in Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Central Manchester.
My experience counselling young people
As well as being a psychotherapist, I am a fully qualified teacher and still hold an enhanced DBS certificate. This means you can be fully reassured that your child is safe in my hands.
I’m highly experienced in communicating with and supporting young people of all ages. I have worked with children and adolescents for over 13 years. I was a teacher in both primary and secondary schools and was also a pastoral lead teacher. Over the last 4 years I have developed the Mind Moose programme, an online tool for children that is being used by schools and children’s mental health services throughout the UK. Mind Moose also offers counselling to schools across the UK.
As a mum, I know how difficult it can be to worry about your child. As a psychotherapist and teacher, I know it is very important to find the right counsellor to suit your child or teenager. You can find out more about the way I work on my FAQ page. You might also like to read more about me and my approach.
When can counselling help young people?
Counselling can be helpful for young people in many ways. Most importantly, they can have a private one-to-one safe and secure place where they can explore what is worrying and bothering them. Talking with a therapist allows them to express their feelings and thoughts that can be difficult to discuss with family and friends.
Therapy can also help a teenager or child to think through possible solutions to the problems they are facing and learn helpful coping skills. It is well accepted that getting good early support is helpful for young people. This can ensure they can manage their issues and they do not develop into something more serious.
What issues can counselling help young people with?
There are many issues counselling can help a young person with. The children and teenagers I work with come to me struggling with a range of issues including anxiety, low mood, low self-worth, self-harm, bullying and other issues at school and the impact of trauma and bereavement. I do also work with young people with eating disorders, though advise that you seek specialist services too.
“You were so kind to me and helped me talk about what happened in a way I’ve never been able to before. Thank you.” Claire, aged 16.
Please contact me today to see how I could help.