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For adults, teenagers and children

I have over 15 years experience supporting children and adults through a wide variety of difficulties. I have gathered a set of evidence-based tools so as to fit the therapy to the individual, rather than the other way around.


I engage in both short and long term therapy depending on the presenting issues and what it is you want and need. 

I support individuals to manage trauma, difficult situations and create more value driven behaviour.

I believe in the capacity of the individual to heal themselves. I use creative, solution focused approaches for building self-awareness and bringing about positive change. 

Approaches I use:

  • Mindfulness

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Embodiment (body-mind connection)

  • Trauma Informed Approach

  • Creative Arts Therapy

  • Play-based exploration

  • Breathing and relaxation strategies

All sessions include a confidentiality agreement, in line with the British Association for Counselling Psychologists ethical code of conduct.

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Reflection, connection and moving past blocks

This involves targeted support to help you work through difficulties from you past or present. Issues may include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression and low mood

  • Self-esteem

  • Self-destructive behaviours

  • Relationship issues

  • Past trauma

  • Managing symptoms of mental or physical diagnoses

  • Goal setting and action planning

  • Feeling 'stuck' in personal or professional life

In addition to working through difficulties, I help you shine a light onto what it is you want. The goals of the sessions are driven by you, but could include:

  • Recognition of your strengths

  • Greater body-mind connection (listening to the signals our body tells us)

  • Improved relationships 

  • Self-compassion

  • Self-acceptance

  • Connection to values

  • Practical tools to live in alignment with your values

  • Practical skills to manage challenging thoughts, feelings and events ​

Sessions are held in a calm and nurturing clinic in Sheffield or virtually via Zoom

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Every child has the right 'to express themselves on matters that concern them' (article 12) and to the promotion of their 'physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development' (article 29)

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989

Children and teenagers differ from adults in their brain development, life experience and place within their environments. Yet many professionals take a therapy model designed for adults and expect it to work with children. And then wonder why the child does not respond or fails to engage.

In my work with young people, I offer flexibility in not trying to 'shoe-horn' each one into the same set program. From the start I support children to believe that they are the masters of their own lives and their experiences and needs are the most pertinent things to our time together. Below you will see the approaches I use. These are integrated in a way that is informed by each unique, individual child.

As well as my training as an Educational Psychologist I have trained in the following specific models for working with young people:

  • Acceptance and Commitment therapy for young people (known as 'DNA-v', developed by Louise Hayes)

  • Creative Arts Therapies (including art making, modelling, messy play, drama, poetry and writing)

  • Qualified children's yoga teacher. This includes yogic principles such as compassion for self-others and the world around us, and gratitude.

  • Trauma informed practice

  • Play Therapy 

In my session, children and teens learn to:

  • Notice thoughts and feelings

  • Notice messages from the body to understand feelings

  • Connect to what's important (values)

  • Discover behaviour that moves them towards vs away from values

  • Learn strategies to calm the body when they feel overwhelmed

  • Learn strategies for managing difficult thoughts and feelings

  • Recognise strengths

  • Develop self-compassion

  • Experience sharing difficult memories and feelings in a safe, supported environment

Issues I might work with:

  • Self-esteem

  • Anxiety

  • School anxiety

  • Relationships

  • Trauma

  • Attachment

  • Anger

  • Impulsivity

  • Identity (including gender / LGBT)

  • Eating difficulties

  • Issues related to ASC

  • Issues related to ADHD

  • Psychoeducation to understand individual differences


Sessions take place in a calm and nurturing clinic in Sheffield, at schools or virtually via Zoom.


I have a page of feedback from adults and children who have worked with me, both short term and long term. 

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