Frequently asked questions

How often should I come for sessions?

At the start, I recommend weekly sessions to develop trust and good working relationship. However, as we progress there may be the opportunity to work on a fortnightly basis so you can practice more of the techniques between sessions. We will review our progress every 6 sessions.

what age group do you work with?

I am qualified to work with children and adults of any age. Most of my clients are children from the age of 6, teenagers and young adults up to 25 years old.

how many sessions will I need?

There is no set amount of sessions I can predict will be sufficient for you. Some people come only for one session, others for 6-12 and some for a year.

how do you work with children and adolescents?

I approach each client individually and adapt my approach accordingly to their age, needs and preferences. This means that we might talk during the session but also use a range of creative tools such as colouring, drawing, kinetic sand, play dough, puppets, games and others. I draw from various theoretical approaches and techniques as each individual is different.

I don't like to talk about my feelings, will counselling work for me?

Talking about feelings can be difficult. A lot of us struggle with it, it is not something that we learn at school either. I will never force you to do something you don't feel ready to do. If you don't like to talk, you can engage with playing, art, drawing, writing or other media available in the session. As long as you come to session with an open mind, I am sure we can find a way for you to express your feelings without using words.

what issues do you work with?

Many people seek counseling because they have identified specific goals or issues that they wish to work on. Others may be encouraged by family, friends, or medical professionals to seek help.

These are some of the common issues I work with, the list is not exhaustive:

  • anxiety

  • panic attacks

  • low mood

  • low confidence

  • anger

  • bullying

  • relationships with parents

  • peer relationships

  • emotion regulation

  • loss and bereavement

  • coping with stress

  • behavioural issues

  • gender and sexual identity

  • life transitions