I offer face to face & Online therapy for people from the ages of 4 years upwards, I tailor my approach dependant on the clients needs. I work from a private therapy space in WF3 but am also available to come into schools or places of work/business to hold sessions.
Counselling – Adults/YP Talking therapies involve talking to someone who is trained to help you deal with your negative feelings. They can help anyone who is experiencing difficulties to identify issues that cause emotional distress. It can help build the client’s self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on their present feelings, relationships and behaviours.
Play/creative therapies are helpful to children and young people who find it hard to verbalise their distress. But these therapies can also be effective at time for adults as using creative methods can help to stimulate a different part of the brain and help to explore issues from a different perspective.
Walk and talk therapy is an alternative to working with me in the traditional therapy room setting, which for some people can feel too intense. It is useful for anyone who suffers with difficultties such as depression & social anxiety or people who are Neurodiverse. Being outdoors and exercising can help the therapeutic process by boosting mental health, improving mood, and helping to reduce stress levels. We would choose a setting where confidentiality could be maintained and boundaries would be clarified in advance, e.g what we would do if the weather was bad.
Autplay Therapy is a therapy for neurodiverse CYP that involves the parents as much as the children, we see the parents as co changers along with the therapist. It is a staged approach using a range of non-directive play techniques and then as the therapy progresses more directive techniques. Throughout the whole process the parent/carer is also taught the play technique, to reinforce the work in the therapy room but to also continue to support building stronger relationships with the child. This therapy can be used with children with communication/verbal difficulties also.
Supervision – I offer Supervision to Therapists, Wellbeing workers and Pastoral staff. The sessions can be individual or group therapy, face to face or online. I have extensive knowledge of working with Children/Young People and adults so can offer supervision for therapists working with all age groups. I am an approved provider for Supervision for Trainee counsellors who study at Leeds Beckett University and an approved provider for School Therapists for Northpoint Wellbeing, who are the main provider for therapists in Leeds schools and some surrounding areas.