I am a qualified therapist working with a range of difficulties and I specialise in Autism spectrum counselling and support. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I am governed by their ethical framework and guidelines.
I work with children, teenagers and adults, I also work with families, parents and schools to provide support and strategies for a range of difficulties. I use autism specific strategies when working with children and young people who are autistic in a way that best suits them. This can be through talking therapy, or by using creative resources.
I have a diagnosis of Aspergers and ADHD which I received as an adult after the diagnosis of one of my children.
Some of the things I can help adults and young people with
For younger ones
I use a range of 'tools' when working with children such as play, sensory play, art and music
I am based in my own private room in Horsforth, Leeds. Sessions can either be held in my private therapy practice or in your child's school. Should you wish to have a school appointment we shall discuss this prior to the first session and I will make the arrangements with the school.
DipHE in Therapeutic Counselling
Psychoanalytic infant observational studies NSCAP 1 year PGrad
Personality development series 1-8 NSCAP
DipHE in Youth Studies
DipHE Early Years Developing Practice
Cert Integrative Sandplay (current)
Cert Mindfulness for children
Shorter CDP training
Introduction to Sandtray work
Working with Trauma
Trauma and the Body - Carolyn Springs PODS
Exploring Trauma and dissociation
Working creatively with Autistic clients
Therapeutic mindfulness Journey
Counselling Clients on the Autism Spectrum ASPIRE
Certificate in postnatal depression awareness
Diploma in working with crystals
I have over 10 years experience of working with adults and children both in an education environment and a therapeutic environment. I have worked across early years, primary and high school setting in Leeds to provide support and training to staff and parents, implementing effective strategies for children on the autism spectrum alongside working with the individual child.
I have worked for numerous charities and organisations providing 1:1 group and couples counselling for adults and teens.
Leeds City Council Autism Inclusion Practitioner & Trainer
Phoenix Health and Wellbeing Leeds Person-centred Counsellor
Barca Leeds Person Centred Counsellor
Bradford Counselling services Counsellor
Barca – Leeds Emotional well-being practitioner for children and young people & Children's Domestic violence worker
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