I am a mother and a child counsellor. I began my counselling career in 2018. I had graduated in psychology and counselling and went on to further my qualifications with a well recognised company Place 2 Be. After working with Place 2 Be I was certain this was the career path I wanted to take. I have my own personal mission to have a note book filled with all the children names that I have worked with.
Every child session with me is different as I allow the children to explore the space, resources and toys then way in which they feel comfortable. I believe all children learn and process things differently so I work accordingly to them. We would generally spend the first 6 sessions getting to know one another followed by the next 6 sessions working on the referred topic. This is not concrete, depending on age and circumstance we could get into things earlier if the child opens up quickly. When working with children I encourage respect & good listening.
Statistics have shown by Children’s Society 2008, 10% of children and young people aged 5-16 years have a clinically diagnosable mental health problem, yet 70% of the children and adolescence who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at the sufficiently early age. It is key that we as parents notice a change in our children’s behaviour and emotions we need to speak to someone to seek help so our children are not subject to mental health.
My mission is give children and young people the opportunity to share their story. Then to work with them to connect and talk about their emotions freely and respectfully.
I am a member of BACP and follows the outlined ethical guidelines for best practise. I am also a Designated Safeguarding Lead for Tea of Therapy.
I am the founder of Tea of Therapy. Tea of Therapy is a platform that promotes therapeutic practice to children and young people. We offer counselling and workshops to schools. This platform was created as I know it takes much more than a curriculum to build a child’s resilience and understanding of mental health.
My Tea, Tea standing for (Therapy Equates to Awareness) is a magazine I created during the coronavirus pandemic. I created this as the connection I had with many children cut off and I thought going online may be a struggle. I created a magazine that all children could use either by themselves or with parents, to help gain understanding and work through different activities to connect with different emotions. For a FREE introductory copy please click here.
Tea of Therapy has a new platform launching soon to support children and young people gain access to professional counsellor/ therapist. More information coming soon.