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.
I contacted Louise to help me with general anxiety – not knowing what was wrong, except the feeling that I wasn’t enjoying the moment.
As a working mum with 2 young children, I had become too preoccupied with planning for all eventualities which, unknowingly, had made me feel stressed and anxious. She helped me to step back and separate out the different areas in my life, offering me ways to look at things much more clearly – to see that having all the answers isn’t always the answer – and so has given me licence to relax a little and enjoy it all more. Louise is patient, calm and understanding and I would highly recommend.B.G