Therapy

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. Maya Angelou

Investing in children and young people’s mental health today is investing in and setting the foundations for who they become tomorrow. 

Research highlights the importance of early intervention in changing the trajectory of mental health outcomes for children and young people. Children won’t always walk up to you and say ‘I’m really struggling with some emotions right now.’ They are going to communicate it through their behaviour. That’s where I come in. 

Individual Therapy

I offer individual therapy for children and young people ages 7 – 25 years old. I currently work exclusively online.Life events happen that impact children and young people, they may need some help processing this. Therapy provides a safe and empathic space to explore this with the young person.

I am a psychodynamically trained Child and Adolescent Therapist who works in a creative way with children and young people. I use my expertise and a range of creative tools to support the young person in understanding the connections between their actions/behaviour, their emotions and impact on their mental health.

I help them to understand that all emotions serve a purpose and a communication. I empower them to have a deeper understanding of their own emotions.I also include ways to accept and celebrate their individual identity and build a positive self image in my work as I believe developing a strong sense of identity is an important foundation to good mental health.

Individual Therapy

I offer individual therapy for children and young people ages 7 – 25 years old. I currently work exclusively online. Life events happen that impact children and young people, they may need some help processing this. Therapy provides a safe and empathic space to explore this with the young person.

I am a psychodynamically trained Child and Adolescent Therapist who works in a creative way with children and young people. I use my expertise and a range of creative tools to support the young person in understanding the connections between their actions/behaviour, their emotions and impact on their mental health.

I help them to understand that all emotions serve a purpose and a communication. I empower them to have a deeper understanding of their own emotions.I also include ways to accept and celebrate their individual identity and build a positive self image in my work as I believe developing a strong sense of identity is an important foundation to good mental health.

    Kemi is a kind and passionate person and has a wide knowledge on the issues of mental health. Some of her tips have been useful to help me support the vulnerable young girls I work with.”

    Maureen Bailey ~ Inner Strength Network: Coaching for women in business and young ladies

    My Approach

    I recognise that it can be difficult to take that step of seeking mental health support for yourself or for your child. It’s for the reason I offer a 20 mins no obligation consultation to talk through your concerns and share more on how I work therapeutically.

    Child-centred

    My approach is child-centred, I work at the child’s pace believing the journey to healing and self discovery is an individual one that will be dependent on temperament and life experiences. Whatever the needs of your child, I establish a positive working relationship first which allows for good therapeutic work. No two children are the same so my therapeutic style is not a one size fits all approach.

    Including Play

    As I am aware of how daunting the idea of therapy can seem to anyone, let alone a child or young person, I often make use of a range of play and therapeutic resources to engage your child and build a rapport with them. Play is a child’s easiest form of communication. A good relationship is key to meaningful therapeutic work and I prioritise this with all my clients.

    Self-discovery

    My aim is to work alongside your child to address any difficulty affecting their well-being with the hopes of building their resilience, equipping them with the ability to express their emotions and to develop healthy coping strategies. Therapy is not about having all the answers but it can set your child on a personal journey of self-discovery and positive change thus improving their mental health and sense of self-worth.

       

    Current Fees:

    •   15 mins no obligation introductory phone/online consultation: Free.
    •   60 mins Assessment (typically conducted with parent and child separately): £165
    •  45 mins Therapy Session(fortnightly or weekly basis): £100
    •  45 mins Therapeutic Parenting Consultation: range from £150-£250

     

    Payment is due 48 hours before the session. You will typically receive an invoice with payment details the week of your therapy session.

    Single Session Therapy 

    An opportunity to focus on a single issue and address it effectively. Typically a new and unexpected difficulty that may have left you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or uncertain. Single sessions are not suitable for all. Contact me to discuss your needs further. 

    Depending on the nature of your difficulty the session can offer you:

    •   Support and guidance 
    •   Referral to appropriate professional 
    •   First steps to a resolution 
    •   Perspective and psychological insights
    •   Practical strategies 

    Single therapy sessions are:

    + One-to-one

    + 90 mins

    + £150

    Assessment form must be completed before booking. Subject to suitability, not suitable for all. Please contact me to discuss further. 

    The Process

    As a MBACP registered Therapist, I adhere to their high standards of proficiency, professionalism and good practice. I am also bound by the BACP Code of Ethics. This is the process if you’d like to explore working with me:

    1. Getting started

    Get in touch to book your free 20-minute session. If after our session you decide you would like to work with me, I offer an initial assessment session which typically lasts up to 60 mins. I will meet with you (the parent and/or carer) alone first, then with your child to complete my assessment.

    2. The assessment

    The assessment session is very much a two way street. It’s also an opportunity for you and your child to assess if I am the right therapist. One of the factors that contributes to successful therapy is the young person feeling  safe to bring their whole self and feeling a sense of connection and rapport with their therapist.

    3. Starting therapy

    After the assessment, I will inform you what I believe the focus of my work with your child will be and give you an indication on if this will be long term or short term work. If you’d like to go ahead, we book the first session and I send you an invoice to get started.