CHILD & TEEN ANXIETY COUNSELLING & THERAPY
SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES IS MY PASSION
I’ve spent the last 20 years working with children and teenagers with social, emotional and mental health challenges (SEMH). I’ve been a special needs teacher, a school mental health counsellor, the head teacher of special needs schools for children with SEMH and am a BACP accredited psychotherapist.
I'm experienced in working with young people with internalised and externalised mental health challenges including anxiety, emotionally-based school avoidance (school refusal), depression and social difficulties. I've worked with young people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and with neuro, gender and identity diversity.
I'm a passionate life-long learner and often 'geeking out' on an audio-book or podcast from leading experts in the field of teen anxiety. I'm also a husband and father to two young boys.
My approach is to help young people build skills, discover what they care about, take action, experiment and learn from the world. I work with children and teenagers aged 10-18 and aim to involve their parents/carers in some capacity as change happens most powerfully when everyone is included in the therapeutic process. If a child isn't ready for counselling, I work with parents, coaching them to use therapeutic frameworks to support their children.