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My qualifications are: Mental Health First Aider, MSc Clinical Psych-BPS, MA Psych, UKCP, MBACP (Accred) Grad Cert Family (IOPPN) PG Dip, PG Cert Safeguarding (Tavi) PGDip. Therapeutic Counselling, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, MBT (UCL), Clinical Supervisor.
With over 25 years experience of working in mental health and as a child and adult counsellor and therapist in Camden Town, I work with: children, adults, parents, couples and families. With a current DBS clearance and working within an Ethical Framework, I will work carefully with you, 1:1 or with family couples and groups. I work with young children through play, adolescents using talking therapy. i specialise, within my role, in managing parental conflict and separation, involved with legal-medical cases and report writing. Skype/Zoom available.
Therapy involves providing a safe and confidential place, where you feel listened to and your experiences are taken seriously. I am interested in getting to know you and sensitive to hear what you choose to share with me. Thinking together about your situation may help to find a constructive way forward for you.
I am trained in ADOS-2 at UCL, administering assessments for children, adolescents and adults who may need a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
I work in relation to your needs, in both short and longer term therapy. Initially, we can speak on the phone and arrange a consultation to discuss your situation. If you and I consider that I am the right person to help you, we can meet again or arrange a regular time to meet. Otherwise, I will help you to find who can best help you. I am a clinical supervisor, also consulting with and offering traning to midwives, social workers, nurses and psychiatrists.
Schooling can be stressful for all concerned; children and young people, siblings, parents and teachers can feel the need for a confidential place to talk through their experiences. Having worked in and with schools, I am aware of the difficult issues arising, such as bullying and self-harm. As a professionally trained and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, I am here to listen to you, facilitate support groups and provide consultation and training.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are common feelings but there are times when this can feel overwhelming. As an emotional expert, I seek to help you manage your situation and can offer: assessments, parenting sessions, consultancy, group support and training packages.
A new baby in the family changes everything and I am trained to help you and your family through this often confusing and difficult transition. Counselling can be beneficial to couples looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions can be held with families if required, as a supportive place to discuss ways to improve your communication and lives together.
Your baby arriving may well bring challenges for you and your family. Feeling low, stressed or lonely may not be the motherhood that people often talk about, as being the altogether natural process that we are all supposed to adapt to perfectly and adore. So, if you are feeling stressed, or worried that you are not bonding with your baby as you would like, or your changed relationship with another child, or that you just want to talk about how life is changing for you, then get in touch.
If you are feeling stressed, lonely and wondering what did happen to the lovely idea of parenting, when you gave birth, please get in touch since I run small groups for women and infants that can make a difference.
It is more commonly talked about now how dads can suffer through post-natal depression and other mixed feelings about the new arrival. If you are a dad and feeling stressed, then please get in touch for an appointment.
Helping young children to grow and develop, to reach their potential and be happy.
Please contact Helen to discuss your individual requirements, since she would be more than happy to have a conversation about what it is that you need, face to face, skype, phone.
Mobile: 07952 717 951
Mon-Fri: 6.00 - 22:30
Sat: 700 - 21:00
Sun: 700 - 21:00
Working with children has involved sensitising myself to their emotional needs. Helping a 7 year old child, five times a week for nearly two years, has shown me the emotional and developmental challenges that a child faces in relation to family and school. Demonstrating consistency and reliability is invaluable for young children. Martha's Christmas painting, shows how she has regained her confidence; asking me to post it here. Now 8, this gifted child is creatively industrious, moving towards early adolescence, equipped with quite a sense of humour and acuteness of mind.
Having been working with 10 year old J.A.C, intensively for the past months, has highlighted for me how creative children can struggle, to be themselves, within the academic education framework. Here are J.A.C's creations below. Where these children are at least trilingual, we need to be aware of nurturing their often fragile confidence in written English as an additional language.