Since 2008, I have been providing support and teenage counselling services in educational, NHS and residential care settings. During this time, I have gathered a variety of tools to support young people ranging from Cognitive Behavioural coaching to offering more creative play tools. I often support those who are waiting on a CAMHS waiting list or their problems are not considered severe enough. Sometimes CAMHS approach me directly for teen support services, or I work in a triage with a psychiatrist and a GP to offer a wrap around approach.
During 2020 I have also started online teenage counselling, through Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime or Zoom. I am finding this a great way of connecting with teenagers and feel this will now continue well into the future.
Have you noticed or are concerned about any of the following about your teenager?
Are they :
Typical issues might be:
Just as with adults, my aim is to offer a safe space for young people to voice or express feelings. Unlike adults, it is not always easy to express these feelings in an articulate way so I offer a variety of creative methods too to access these feelings. This could be using creative tools such as sand tray, craft, painting and games.
I will always involve a carer/parent at the beginning and end of the process. If the issue is of relationship with a parent, then I sometimes suggest parent and child sessions to be integrated into the process. I am a practitioner in a form of attachment support to parents and their children named Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and currently working towards full practitioner status. I am also Theraplay Level one and two trained. Both of these tools support parents to form improved connections and offer both supportive and practical tools to create this.
So if you would like to meet with me for teenage counselling in Brighton or throughout East Sussex, then please get in touch. Whether you would like to see me face to face or perhaps online, that is totally your choice. I can reassure you, explain what happens going forward and we can perhaps arrange an initial appointment. Or indeed, if you are anywhere in the country and think you would or know someone who would benefit from Online Teen Counselling, then I can help with this as well. Please contact me using the contact form on the website, via email, or please call me on 07956 684455.
I am now offering online sessions via Zoom, Skype, Facetime and calls. Please contact me for more information.