I am a PTUK Accredited Play Therapist with experience of working in primary schools and community settings since 2012. I have a private practice based in Hotwells, Bristol.
Additionally I am a qualified Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor with a Diploma from BCPC in Bath. I have a small private practice working with adults and young people at The Practice Rooms in Clifton or Southville, Bristol.
I have a background working with children, young people and families as a mentor, support worker and youth worker since 2004. I have worked in an early intervention family support project, a voluntary services youth organisation and for statutory services. I have experience of working with adopted and fostered children, children with special needs, children whose parents have separated and children who have experienced a range of other challenges and display aggressive or hyperactive behaviours.
I have over 200 hours and two years experience as a volunteer counsellor at two low-cost services working with adults who have experienced bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, shame, and trauma. I am building a small private practice working with clients experiencing similar difficulties.
I hold enhanced DBS certificates to work with children, young people and adults as well as professional indemnity insurance. I am working towards the required BACP competencies for online working with training from the Counselling Tutor.
MOVING YOUR PRACTICE ONLINE
Completed course by the Online Therapy Institute - Going online in times of crisis. Ongoing support and guidance provided by the Creative Counsellors Club, CAPPP and BACP (Online Events).
HOW TO DO COUNSELLING ONLINE: A CORONAVIRUS PRIMER
Completed BACP and Open University course on considerations for practicing online during the Coronavirus pandemic
An inspiring conference keynote presentation and workshop with the renowned psychotherapist and neuroscientist Louis Cozolino on the evolution of the human mind into a social organ and how individual minds adjust, communicate and regulate one another
WORKING WITH TRAUMA
Completed NICABM Working with Trauma Master Series
Margot Waddell workshop exploring the challenges of adolescence. Looking at how to work effectively with teenage clients and adolescent states of mind.
BACP CHILDREN YOUNG PEOPLE & FAMILIES CONFERENCE
Making connections with an Autistic brain.
Working with risky adolescents.
Supporting children with early years trauma and broken attachments
Alongside yearning children
PLAY & CREATIVE ARTS COUNSELLING
Training in the counselling and creative arts skills required to work with older children and young people.
NEURO-DRAMATIC-PLAY & EMBODIMENT-PROJECTION-ROLE
NDP is an attachment based intervention through play and drama, it emphasises a combination of basic trust, security and ritual, with stimulation, exploration and risk. EPR is a developmental paradigm which charts the progression of dramatic play from birth to seven. Trained by Dr Sue Jennings PhD.
SELF-REGULATION STRATEGIES TO HELP TRAUMA RECOVERY
Training by Betsy de Thierry of the Trauma Recovery Centre (TRC) on self-regulation techniques to help children who have experienced trauma.
FILIAL PLAY COACHING
Training in Filial Play Coaching by PTUK. A method of coaching parents in therapeutic play skills.