Over the years I have worked with children as private clients with issues as diverse as: mental, physical, emotional & sexual abuse; low self-esteem, fears and phobias, poor concentration, nightmares, nail biting, bed wetting, grief and bereavement, behaviour disorders, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, image problems, stress and other mental health problems.
I was invited as one of two psychotherapists to set up the pilot project in Liverpool of A Quiet Place (run by The Chieron Project & Liverpool University) to enable school children from 4-16 to have a place to go to within their school when they need to deal with emotions or be listened to.
This was very challenging and rewarding work and over the years we helped hundreds of children dealing with very difficult emotions and situations. By the time I left, we had Quiet Places in a number of primary and secondary schools all over the city and in other schools around the country. And we didn’t just work with the pupils, but supported the parents and staff too with counselling and massage.
In recent years I have gone back to working part time as a college lecturer with young adults (14+), developing and building self esteem and confidence. Having grown up with very low esteem and feelings of inadequacy, I understand how important this work is.
What I love to see is how my clients and students grow and develop and I am often touched when they get in touch to let me know how their lives are going and what they are proud of.
That’s what it’s all about. That’s why I do it. That’s why it’s so important for them to know that we care.
If you are helping your child with one of the issues above, I hope that you can find help and support here. Do please feel free to ask questions and I will do my best to help you.
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