I come from a humanistic perspective which means that I am led by the needs of my
clients. But as an integrative trained counsellor, I am able to bring a variety of
knowledge, theories and interventions to my client’s counselling sessions. As
everyone's journey is unique, the experience of therapy can be tailored to my client's
specific and individual needs.
If you want to know more about counselling with me please feel free to send me a
Feelings of anger, guilt or shame
Childhood Sexual Abuse
Coping with change
Long-term health issues
As part of my Mindfulness sessions, I will teach you how to navigate your feelings and explore techniques that you can use to help you relax your mind and body, finding a sense of calm. Mindfulness is not just about meditation and relaxation techniques but also about understanding how our minds can affect our bodies. This form of psychoeducation helps us to understand how our thoughts and feeling impact our behaviour.
Having trained with Mindfulness In Schools Project (MISP) I am able to offer Paws b as one of my Mindfulness Educational services.
Paws b teaches children mindfulness skills for well-being and resilience which children can apply in their own lives.
The classroom-based mindfulness curriculum being offered - ‘Paws b’ - is a classroom-based curriculum for children aged 7 -11 and is offered formally as a series of lessons that often sit well alongside National Curriculum subjects and in the children’s everyday lives. The Paws b course was created by experienced primary school teachers, mindfulness experts and research scientists.
As a qualified counsellor for children and young people, I can offer a more specialized
approach to supporting your child or young person. I work with a range of needs from mild to
extreme. My extensive training as a counsellor, therapist and teacher enables me to support
my younger client's therapeutic needs.
Specific areas of the brain and how these affect our ability to focus, make good choices, recognise when we need to steady ourselves when our body or mind is busy or out of balance.
Ways that mindfulness can support them in many day-to-day activities, including concentration and memory, behavioural self- management, and relationships with family and friends.
Ways to respond rather than react – and therefore make better choices and take the best care of themselves and others.
The feedback from children who have previously taken part in Paws b is very positive. They report enjoying the lessons and find the learning supports them in a broad range of situations from being able to concentrate and focus more easily in school to helping them feel calmer in exams and competitions. Many have described sharing the learning with other family members and finding it helps them with their relationships with family and friends. (Ref Mindfulness in Schools Project)
As a teacher and mindfulness practitioner, I am equipped to teach mindfulness skills to children, either one to one, in small groups or as a whole class.
For information on Paws b prices, please get in touch via the contact me page.
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