MENTAL HEALTH THERAPist
 

 

 

I have been involved in counselling for 20 years, and in that time I have helped many people deal with grief and trauma.
I am also an expert of child mental health therapy, assisting parents in coping with their children’s mental health difficulties. My counselling sessions are geared towards helping parents cope with everyday challenges, and also how to cope in the event of a crisis. They are also geared towards helping you care and support your children in a positive manner.


Lost in the Clouds: A Gentle Story to Help Children Understand Death and Grief by Tom Tinn-Disbury

Children often find grief and loss a hard subject and understanding where a loved one has gone can be a difficult topic to explain. As an expert grief counsellor and trauma specialist, I was asked to be the consultant for this book. This moving and sensitively written picture book gently explores grief and teaches children how to deal with their emotions surrounding the death of a loved one.

Thinkably

Their library of stories cover some of the most challenging subjects that children face, through a collection of digital, audio and video books.

The Sea of Grief by Stacey Hart

The Sea of Grief is a sensitively written children's book that takes the reader through an emotional exploration of grief after the death of a loved one.  The story follows Jack's Dad on his journey after the death of his own Father, engaging the reader through the waves and stages of grief.   This touching and meaningful book is a combination of sincerity and simplicity designed to normalise and instill hope to the bereaved child.

Have Both Cakes and Eat It

An essential book to help children cope with their parents divorce or separation.  This affirming book is supportive and reassuring.

The Forge Psychotherapy Group

 

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 Frequently Asked Questions

 

  How do I get started?

When you contact me, I will arrange an initial session, to talk about your issues and why you are seeking therapy. During this session we will agree the best course of action for your needs, and establish protocols and boundaries for our future sessions.

  How long should I plan to have therapy?

Many issues can be dealt with successfully in short-term therapy, which typically comprises 12 sessions. Some people who are dealing with deep-rooted problems are better served by long-term therapy, which is open-ended. We will discuss that choice during our initial session.

  How often should I have therapy?

Therapy generally requires weekly sessions to allow our relationship to develop and for you to see the benefits. Some people may require increased frequency, and I am happy to work in this way if it is something we discuss and agree.

  How long does a session last?

A standard therapy session is one hour, but that includes the therapist’s preparation and completion time. We will see each other face-to-face for 50 minutes, starting from the time of your appointment

  What can I expect from our weekly sessions?

Your sessions are a safe space for you to engage in dialogue about the issues that are troubling you, explore your thoughts and feelings, and discover your potential for a happier, healthier life.

  Do I pay for sessions that I miss or cancel?

Once we have agreed to work together, we fix a day and a time in the week which is then blocked out specifically for you. You would need to give 48 hours’ notice of cancellation or you will be charged for the missed session.

  Can I have sessions online?

Yes you can, I work through Zoom or FaceTime.

  How much does counselling cost?

Each hour-long session costs from £80.