Are you worried about how you're coping? Is it hard to find someone who really understands?
Struggling to cope with uncertainty about the future? Feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety?
Are you struggling to talk about challenges as a family? Are you coping in different ways and feeling unsure about how to help each other?
Are you worried about how your child is coping with grief following loss or illness? Do you have questions about how to support them?
Since 2009 I've specialised in offering counselling to adults, children and young people experiencing grief following the death of a family member. I will work with you to understand the challenges you're experiencing and offer strategies to help you to cope.
Grief counselling is available in person or online via telehealth. I can help you to address a range of challenges including:
I also offer a range of Grief Information Sessions to answer your questions about grief and offer practical strategies to help you cope with the impacts of loss.
Since 2009 I have provided counselling to hundreds of adults, children and young people diagnosed with chronic and life-threatening illness. I will work with you to understand the challenges you're experiencing and offer strategies to help you to cope.
Counselling is available in person or online via telehealth. I can help you to address concerns related to:
I provide counselling one on one for individuals. And, counselling for couples and families.
When families experience significant events or have concerns about one family member’s behaviour or wellbeing it can have an effect on the relationships between all family members. Meeting together as a family provides an opportunity to discuss challenges and to identify strategies to help the family live together and support each other as well as possible.
As your counsellor, my goal is to make family therapy sessions a safe space for difficult conversations, to ensure all family members have the opportunity to share their experiences and to identify concrete steps to help your family.
I have particular expertise in supporting couples and families:
I have over 12 years experience in counseling children and adolescents:
When working with a child or adolescent, I adapt my counselling skills and techniques to make them age appropriate and to support the child or young person’s ability to express their thoughts, feelings and experiences. For instance, I may use ‘Feeling Cards’, Art Therapy, or Play Therapy techniques. As with adult therapy, the goal of children's counselling is to help the child or adolescent to explore issues of concern and work to find strategies to improve coping skills or achieve positive change.
I also work closely with parents an carers to answer their questions and to find the best ways for them to communicate with and support their children.
Parents and carers need to be aware that, as with any counselling session, the content of a child's grief counselling session is confidential. In effect this means that I will only share with parents or carers what the child or young person has said in the session with their permission. I encourage the child or young person to share as much as they would like about our sessions with their parent(s). If I have any concerns about the safety of the child, then I will always inform a parent or carer and notify the appropriate agencies.