Are you worried about your child? Behaviour changed recently?
I have been working with children and adolescents since 2008 in various settings including schools, NHS, family centres and in the public sector and of course, privately.
I bring to you a wide range of experience and regularly receive referrals from other professionals, GPs, CAMHS and social workers to support adolescents that may not qualify fully for CAMHS. I also offer an alternative to parents who do not wish to take up the CAMHS approach.
I bring to both teenagers and children a warm, caring approach offering creative, practical tools and insights as well as offering a safe supportive space to open up and discuss feelings that can feel hard to discuss at home.
In this way, teens have been able to voice more at home, develop greater connections at home, cope with issues such as bullying, manage low mood and anxiety, understand self- harm. In the case of eating disorders, I may suggest working in triage with a psychiatrist, GP and myself.
I am informed by my knowledge of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and also Theraplay so have a range of skills to bring to offer parents the understanding to feel more connected in the process. If the key issue is around relationships then these tools facilitate greater connections.
Louise has been able to help my 15-year-old daughter to work through some hard stuff that was causing her a lot of anxiety and low mood / depression.
My daughter built up a trusting and honest relationship with Louise very quickly and this meant that they were able to work together as equals – and the change in how my daughter is feeling about the future and her ability to be a happy person is amazing.
We also worked with Louise on family communication issues – which was one of the things at the heart of my daughter’s difficulties. That was challenging – because it meant we (her parents) had to spend time listening to things we didn’t really want to hear! But Louise did a brilliant job of helping us to do what we needed to do as parents and as a family, and looking after all three of us in the process.
I’d really recommend Louise as a counsellor and her approach has definitely had really positive outcomes for us as a family and most importantly for my daughter.Anonymous