I am a Dramatherapist, Systemic Practitioner, School Counsellor and Parent Coach with over 15 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and families. Additionally, I run a mental health and wellbeing provision in a leading London Prep School. I am passionate about helping parents to develop the tools they need to support their children’s mental health and I offer short-term, solution-focused consultancy sessions that will provide you with the advice and guidance you need to get things back on track.
I worked in private practice for many years, offering sessions for children and families. Specialising in helping families going through divorce and separation, I take a systemic and creative approach to bringing about change.
My focus now is on offering short-term, solution-focused sessions to parents, offering advice and guidance and – if needed – referrals to ongoing support. Early intervention is the best way to ensure positive outcomes and I encourage families to bring any concerns, no matter how big or small. Recognising your expertise in your children’s wellbeing, I will work with you to develop strategies and plans that you can implement at home with the opportunity to check-in with me to see how things are progressing.
This short-term, direct, action-oriented approach came out of my years working with parents in primary school. I set up the service in response to parents who were looking, not for therapy, but for therapeutic advice. Maybe they had noticed some safety/checking behaviours creeping in and wanted to know how to manage them. Perhaps a family member had died or received a diagnosis and they wanted advice on how to talk to their children about difficult topics. Often, they were seeking reassurance when things felt not quite right.
There is plenty of parenting advice out there but sadly there just isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to raising children. With my extensive training, I am able to offer a bespoke service that takes the needs of you and your family into consideration. I am available for consultations online or in my consultation room in Wimbledon Village.
In addition to this parent work, I also run EQPrep, an in-house, mental health and wellbeing consultancy, at The Study Prep, Wimbledon. I work with children from Reception to Year 6, teaching a bespoke mental health curriculum informed by the CASEL framework and RULER approach. Alongside this in-class work, I run Peer Mentor training, drop-in chat sessions for pupils, staff and parents, and INSET/parent workshops designed to embed mental health and wellbeing into the fabric of the school.
I am a parent to two children aged 9 and 13 who remind me every day of the challenges of putting theory into practice! I hope to demystify the tools of the therapeutic process and support parents to seek support as soon as problems arise. Do get in touch if you would like to find out more.