MSc Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents

Therapeutic Approach


Membership body

BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

15 years

Issues worked with

Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Rape/sexual assault, Disordered eating, Romantic Relationships, Trauma, Sexual identity, Phobias, Parenting, Addiction, Anger, Depression, Confidence/Self-esteem, Gender identity (incl. dysphoria), Bullying, OCD, Self-harm, Loneliness, Schizophrenia, ADHD/ADD, Bipolar Disorder, Attachment issues, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Abuse (unspecified), Bereavement, Autism spectrum disorder, Childhood abuse, Chronic fatigue, Cultural identity, Drugs, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Health anxiety, Identity issues, Mood instability, Multiple sclerosis, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Sexuality, Refugees and displacement, Cancer, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, LGBTQ+, Work-related issues, Complex Grief, Menopause, Grief/Loss, Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Abortion, Academic Stress, Adjustment/Changes, Brain Fog, Burnout/Fatigue, Disassociation, Divorce, Emotional Expression, Family issues/relationships, Financial concerns, Friendships, Illness in the family, Leaving University, Low/Depressed Mood, Marriage, Miscarriage, Parental Alcohol/Drug Problems, Parental Separation/Divorce, Perfectionism, Relationships with Academic Staff, University Pressures (non-academic), Learning difficulties (general).

Special interest areas

My areas of interest include - - working with children and young people - students and young adults - people living with neurodiverse conditions such as ADHD, ADD and ASD - people living with anxiety difficulties .

Personal Statement

My training was psychodynamic, which means looking at the often unconscious processes that can make life difficult as they make themselves felt. I look at the way relationships with the self and with others can develop, often following patterns set in childhood - sometimes in difficult, unhelpful or dysfunctional ways.


I work collaboratively, either long or shorter term, depending on the client’s requirements. I will adapt the focus and goals depending on the contract that is agreed. Clients can expect warmth, empathy and kindness, and a great deal of interest in all aspects of their lives. I hope to offer a safe space to talk about what needs to be discussed, but also enough challenge to create necessary changes as we progress.