HPD, DSFH, AfSFH, MNCH (Reg), NCP (Reg), Youth Mental Health First Aider
Seahaven, E'bourne & Online
The breakthrough: a phrase I think best sums up that moment in which I can see, really clearly, the significant change that has taken place for the young person I’m working with. For some, it occurs quickly, after a couple of sessions. For others, a few more. Everyone makes change at their own pace. But when it happens, I am flooded with absolute pride for the young person in front of me.
There are many ways I can measure your child’s positive progress throughout the therapeutic process; for example, their own self-reflection and the behavioural changes that you or other key figures in their lives have noticed. I also use outcome software that measures the amount of ‘clinical change’ your child makes, which can be presented as a graph, colourful bar charts and is lovely for them to look back over and see just how far they have come.
But the breakthrough is something else. Impossible to fully capture with data, numbers, and progress graphs.
It’s that moment at which all the different elements of the process and strategies they’ve learnt come together. Where they just seem to have grown, they are still them, but different; happier, calmer, more confident and sometimes not even recognising the enormity of the changes themselves, even though we clearly can.
You can be confident your child is in a trusted pair of hands with me. In addition to thousands of clinical hours working with young people in my therapy practice, I have worked in education for over a decade as a teacher and previously as a Head of Year, responsible for the social and emotional well-being of the children in my care.
I am creative in nature and have significant experience creating strong, positive rapport with young people, allowing me to be flexible and responsive to your child’s individual needs. Part of my therapeutic process involves teaching children about how their brain works in relation to their well-being and for younger children I can adapt explanations to incorporate their favourite characters, interests and have a range of sensory resources to encourage positive engagement.
You’ll also find me out in the local community facilitating workshops and wellbeing programmes for schools, working with children supported by the WOLO Foundation and Holding Space Charity, plus I’m super proud to be the sponsor for the local Premier Under 7’s and Annecy Primary Football team.
I am fully insured, have an up-to-date Enhanced DBS certificate and I am a member of the following professional bodies:
- National Council Of Psychotherapists (NCP)
- National Council For Hypnotherapy (NCH)
- Association For Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)