I support young people in their unique journeys of self-discovery, helping them to further develop their emotional, social and coping skills and self-esteem. I work with a variety of concerns, including delays in development, struggles at school, feelings of anxiety or depression, behavioural issues, difficulties with attention, grief and loss, traumatic experiences, sexual abuse, and adjustment to foster care and adoption. I have a particular interest and experience with issues relating to autism and gender identity / sexuality.
In my work with youth, I draw on cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness, narrative and feminist approaches and often incorporate expressive arts and other activities into counselling sessions, taking the youth's individual interests and preferences into consideration.
Areas worked with include: