Helen is a trainee integrative child and adolescent psychotherapist. Her approach is to provide a calm presence and develop a trusting relationship to allow a safe space for clients to process their difficulties in their own time.
Helen uses various interventions based on the client’s needs. She has many years’ experience of working with young children in education and has an interest in playful and creative approaches, in particular using art and the sand tray.
She has recent experience of working with adolescent clients who have difficulties with school anxiety, friendship issues, low self-esteem and disordered eating. Helen understands how the uniqueness of each client in different contexts affects the clinical intervention; her responses are sensitive to working with difference and diversity.
Helen is able to sensitively liaise, when relevant, and remain confidential around the sessions’ content with significant adults as part of the caring team in the client’s life. She considers that working closely with parents, carers and school staff leads to improved outcomes for client’s and families.
Helen has previously worked as a teacher in various education settings. She has volunteered at the Anna Freud Early Years Unit and as a trainee counsellor in Place 2 Be school projects. Helen currently is a counsellor in a special needs school and is completing her MA in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy at Terapia.
Specialisms: bereavement, loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, cultural identity and difference,
B Ed (hons), Cert Ed, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling, Certificate in Adult Counselling