Counselling for Young People


I have worked with children and young people over many years in different contexts- in secondary school as a modern languages teacher, childminding when my own children were young and as a volunteer children and young people helper in church contexts.

I have experience as a school counsellor working in a sixth form college in Bristol and in preparatory and secondary private schools in Bath as well as seeing children and young people in private practice.

Each session is guided by what you wish to explore in confidence.

We may use different resources such as sand play, music, art, drama, imagery, play- the list goes on and you may have unique creative ways in which you wish to work.  As well as helping to get in touch with deeper feelings, creative resources can be a lot of fun! Initially you may be doubtful or have no idea where to start- this is to be expected and I can help you make the most of your sessions.

Some of the concerns I have helped young people work through include: Parental separation/divorce, blended family issues, loss/bereavement, anxiety and stress, academic pressure, depression, low self-esteem, self harm, relationship or friendship difficulties.

If you would like to find out more or arrange an appointment please  call me on my mobile: 0781 3020376.  Or you can email me at:


The following are authentic comments from clients taken from their evaluations of their counselling experience with me.  They are a mixture of genders ranging from ages 16-19.  For reasons of confidentiality no names or details are given here.

‘…calm and very understanding and helped me understand others as well as myself better’

‘..very friendly and easy to talk to.  Counselling was helpful and informative’

‘..having someone to talk to and care who was objective, asking helpful questions to me which helped me understand my situation more’

‘…instantly she made me feel completely comfortable and at ease and she has been a massive help in getting me to understand my issues.  The counselling has been really eye-opening for me and each session has led to me making progress.’

‘I ….am so incredibly grateful that I had the opportunity to explore my feelings in such a safe place, which was all down to the relationship I was able to build with you.’