I am a longstanding teen counsellor in Brighton and throughout East Sussex. I also now offer face to face online teen therapy if you are either further afield or would feel more comfortable speaking online.
Since 2008, I have been providing support to teens 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 or I work in a triage with a psychiatrist and a GP to offer a wrap around approach.
Have you noticed or are concerned about any of the following about your teenager? Are they :
As with adults, my aim is to offer a safe space for young people to voice or express their own feelings. Unlike adults, however, it is not always easy to talk about 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. As well as seeing teenagers, I also spend a lot of time with younger children and these techniques are also extremely effective.
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 trained. Both of these tools support parents to form improved connections and offer both supportive and practical tools to create this.
Typical issues might be:
So if you would like to meet with a teen counsellor in Brighton, Lewes, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, or anywhere in these areas of East Sussex or West Sussex then please get in touch today. 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.