I worked for many years in a variety of settings with groups of children or young people up to adulthood and I now offer one-to-one therapy to all ages.  Creativity lies at the heart of a personís ability to cope with, and respond, to any difficulties they may face, and this is particularly so for children and young people. I address the developmental age of the individual whilst respecting their actual age because sometimes young people regress as a way of coping with, or exploring, their difficulties.  There are a wide range of reasons for young people to come to therapy: relationship and peer group difficulties; anxiety; social and behavioural difficulties; bereavement; anger management and shyness.  I have the Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate (CRB) issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) but I am happy to work with a parent and child together until trust has developed.











affirmation of self

expressing and exploring feelings

exploration of choice and self-responsibility

building self-confidence and self-esteem

increased emotional literacy, social skills, communication skills

working with the imagination and developing a creative vocabulary

working safely with clear boundaries




















therapy takes place in the 'space' between actual experience and the imaginative interpretation of that experience

dramatherapy with young children has many similarities with play therapy

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children and young people
children and young people