HPD, DSFH, AfSFH (Reg), MNCH (Reg), CNHC (reg), NBMP (Reg), BA (Hons), QTS
Winchester & Online
My role in supporting children and young people is absolutely wonderful – I get to help them walk with confidence and smile again. I feel so passionately that, with early intervention and support, young people can have more control over their life choices, and it is so rewarding to see them flourish, believe in themselves and create more positive and resilient mindsets through the work I do as part of the Youth Fairy team.
Before training as a therapist, I worked as a Primary School Teacher for over 20 years and also oversaw pastoral care in a number of schools across the county, which involved working closely with children and their parents to ensure they were happy in school.
Although my role as a teacher was to support children academically, it became more apparent that so many families found it difficult to find the right support with mental health issues or they were on incredibly long waiting lists. I felt I wanted to be able to support them with their well-being in a more therapeutic way and trained in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy – a modern, solution-focused approach that particularly appealed to me as it is future-focused.
We work towards the changes in thoughts, feelings and behaviours your child would like to make rather than having to focus excessively on past problems or trauma.
Mental health in young people is something that is close to my heart and, as well as helping them make positive changes, educating them on their well-being is something I know to be an important part of the change process.
In the initial consultation, which is an opportunity for you to meet me with your child, I will explain how their brain works to create the struggles they are having (in an age-appropriate way) and what we can do to help. This understanding gives them a greater level of control over the process and their well-being after our work together is complete.
I would describe myself as warm, friendly and flexible to the needs of each individual young person I work and I’m fully insured, have an up-to-date Enhanced DBS certificate and a member of the following professional bodies:
- National Board for Modern Psychotherapy (NBMP)
- Association For Solutions Focused Hypnotherapy (AFSFH)
- National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
- Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)