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Here at Terapia, we offer counselling and integrative psychotherapy to children, adolescents, parents and adults. Sessions can incorporate talking and/or the use of play, art, sand and other materials, which enables less verbal communication and/or insights into the underlying feelings behind certain behaviours.
Based at The Bothy, located in Finchley, North West London, sessions take place weekly, for 50 minutes each. We have a variety of therapy rooms, and our Counsellors and Psychotherapists are trained extensively in how to work with children and adolescents with a wide range of difficulties and a varying degree of severity.Read more
Terapia trainees and graduates have an integrative approach to counselling/ therapy and are here to help. If you are unable to attend sessions at The Bothy, the below map enables you to find a therapist near you who will be able to assist.
If you would like yourself or someone you care for to be referred for counselling/ therapy with a Terapia psychotherapy trainee or graduate please download and complete the referable form below and return it to [email protected]. If you have any difficulties with this please call us on 020 8201 6101.
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Masbro Centre, 87 Masbro Road, W14 0LR
Closest tube is either Shepherds Bush, Kensington Olympia or Hammersmith
Types of clients: Children, adolescents, parents and adults
I work with: Attachment, Adoption, Trauma, Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Sensory integration and sensory processing difficulties, Self-harm, Violence, BereavementRead more
Methods of practice: face to face, online sessions, long and short term
Children who are experiencing difficulties in their lives need an opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings and to safely process the traumatic experiences they might have had. This safety is provided through a protected space, a significant relationship, and a consistent and specified time to work with an emotionally available and empathic adult.
As many children find it difficult to express their emotions through words, I support them in their therapeutic journey through an integrative approach of Play Therapy, Creative Therapy using art materials, Sandplay Therapy and Body oriented Psychotherapy/ Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I use a client-centered approach which is without judgment. I work with both individuals and groups.
Even though I mainly work with children and adolescents, I am also experienced in supporting adults, if they are interested in a more creative and body focused therapy.
Before I trained to be an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, I trained as an Psychomotor Therapist in Switzerland and have over 10 years of experience in working with children and their families.
Languages: English, German, French
Wheelchair Access: No
NW10 / N3
Type of clients: adolescents especially but also, primary school children and adults
I work with: Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, eating disorders, PTSD and developmental trauma, anger issues, family conflict, divorce and separation, adoption, ill siblings, attachment disorders, behavioural problemsRead more
Methods of practice: Currently online, face to face from September 2020, long term, short term
I am a committed, creative and resourceful child and adolescent psychotherapist who provides an engaged and confidential therapeutic service for young people of various ages and backgrounds as well as for parents, teachers, and adult clients.
I hold an MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling from Terapia Centre in London and am accredited with the UKCP (UK Council of Psychotherapy).
Informed by advances in neuroscience, developmental studies and trauma research, I flexibly integrate it all in my work, together with elements of gestalt, play and art therapy, psychoeducation, and CBT, depending on the specific needs of each of my clients.
I add to this mix of skills my own playful energy and deep and patient engagement that helps me connect even with very anxious young people who need emotional support but find trust and relating a challenge.
I operate a sliding scale of fees depending on income and nature of treatment, and am happy to discuss it all by phone or email.
Wheelchair Access: Yes
NR18 and NR26.
Type of clients: Child, Adolescent, Adult, Parent, Parent and Child, Family.
I work with: Adoption, Anxiety Management, A.D.H.D./ Autism, any.Read more
Methods of practice: Face to face, telephone, online – long or short term.
I am an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, accredited by UKCP (MA, Terapia) to work with children of all ages and adults. I offer Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling, parenting consultations and Parent and Child work.
My work aims to enable clients to understand and embrace more of who they are, with a deeper understanding of their needs and strengths, and the ability to express them if they choose to. Through the therapeutic relationship children and adults are able to understand their responses to life’s past or present difficulties, their hopes, dreams challenges and needs, and how to bring about any changes necessary.
My approach is Integrative which means that a number of different theoretical perspectives are combined to create an individual response to each client’s needs. I primarily respond to the individual needs and preferences of each client to find the way of working which suits them best. Play and using the creative arts is always available. This allows clients to experience, express and transform their personal experience though metaphor, as well as directly through talking therapy and more cognitive approaches.
I combine psychoanalytic, relational, neuroscientific and Jungian approaches. I use an in depth understanding of neuroscience research into the body and brain to teach simple anxiety and anger management techniques which include Mindfulness-based strategies. Children and adults are empowered to learn to manage their feelings and body responses effectively, and so support themselves going forward. In this way they build confidence and self-acceptance and become more resilient, able to respond effectively to life’s challenges.
The neuroscientific approach includes use of Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed Therapy. The work with younger children frequently includes a systemic approach and parent work. I have additional training in working with Trauma (though N.i.c.a.b.m.). Previous academic training included several Psychology degree units (before switching to my Psychotherapy training) and an honours degree in Classical studies.
I have 17 years experience of working with children, adolescents and adults in Psychotherapy and Personal Development. My previous work roles have included 8 years as a Therapist for Adults and Children, 6 years with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service clients, long-term work with Relational Trauma, extensive brief psychotherapy with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (A.D.H.D. and A.S.D.), 2 years with a C.A.M.H.S. Family Therapy Team, support work for excluded, Looked-after adolescents, support work with Children with Disabilites and 6 years as a Community Mediator of neighbour disputes.
In other professional roles I conduct Multidisciplinary Adoption assessments with other professionals. I also work individually with children and families with more complex difficulties on behalf of the Norfolk County Council Adoption Team and Social Care. As the resident Relationship Coach and Counsellor for Catalyst Matchmaker, I support adults to clarify goals for personal partnership and resolve blocks.
Before moving into work with Children and Adolescents I led over 30 week-long personal development workshops for adults at a variety of education centres. These included talking, dance, sound, the creative arts and Mindfulness meditations. I sketch children and am a sculptor in my spare time.
Languages: Any language in addition to English
Wheelchair Access: Yes in NR26
Finchley, London N3
Type of clients: Young People aged 5-21
I work with: Stress and anxiety, school pressures and behaviour issues, self harm, suicidal thoughts and attempts, the impact of abuse, family bereavement and divorce.Read more
Methods of practice: Online and face to face-long and short term
I am a Qualified Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy. As well as discussing the difficulties facing the young person, I also use different approaches such as art, play, writing stories, and meditation/relaxation depending on the age and personality of the young person.
Sometimes this provides a structure for discussing issues with the young person, at other times, especially when they find it difficult to discuss the traumatic issues that may have brought them to therapy, it is a vehicle for assessment or for expression and working through the problems themselves.
I strongly believe in working constructively with the whole family and other agencies involved, such as schools, in order to optimise positive outcomes and changes for everyone involved.
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Central Lincoln (Lincolnshire)
Type of clients: Under 5s, children, adolescents and adults
I work with: Trauma, Attachment, Abuse, Child and Adolescent Emotional and Mental Health, Adult Emotional and Mental HealthRead more
Methods of practice: Face to Face sessions, Phone sessions, Long-term and medium-term psychotherapy and Short-term work (12 sessions) for charity-funded therapy. During Covid-19 I am seeing clients via encrypted and confidential Online Therapy (video sessions; encrypted Email Therapy; and encrypted Instant Chat sessions).
I’m a Lincoln-based qualified and UKCP registered Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with a passion for helping children, young people and adults make sense of things, develop more personal resilience and lead happier and fulfilling lives.
As I work with different clients and a variety of concerns and needs, as an integrative psychotherapist I use a combination of psychotherapy theories and creative interventions to match my clients’ developmental, psychological and individual needs.
The therapy modalities I use are:
- Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Attachment-based Psychotherapy
- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Humanistic Psychotherapy
- Brain- and Trauma-informed Theories
- Social Neuroscience (e.g. Affect Regulation Theory and Polyvagal Theory)
- EMDR Therapy (children, adolescents, adults)
Languages: English and Spanish
Wheelchair Access: No (although currently due to Covid-19 video and phone sessions as well as instant chat and email therapy options are available for suitable cases)
London: N3, N12 and N6
Type of clients: Mother/babies, children, young adults, parents and joint family therapy work.
I work with: Separation, Bereavement/loss, Stealing and Lying, Family conflict, Identity issues, Sleeping problems, Self-harming behaviours, Social anxiety, Depression and General anxiety.Read more
Methods of practice: face to face – long or short term, Zoom, Phone
I have over 12 years’ experience working with children, young adults and adults in a variety of settings including private and voluntary sector. My work is centred around in a respectful and in an attuned manner in order to support and help reduce distress and find ways to manage emotions and difficult feelings.
I use creative media such as, clay, sand tray, images, puppets, art, stories, play and age appropriate conversation to help children and young adults to explore their difficult feelings and experiences in a safe and in a warm caring environment. As I believe that every child and young person is unique, I am able to use my ‘Integrative Training Model’ to support, help and cater to their individual needs. To support this, I draw on a number of clinical and theoretical perspectives including attachment theory, neurobiology and family therapy theories.
I am committed to continued professional development and am a member of ICO, UKCP and follow their code of ethics and professional conduct.
Languages: English and Gujarati [Indian]
Wheelchair access: Only available in N3
East Sussex BN7 and London N3
Types of clients: Children, adolescents, adults
I work with: attachment issues, bereavement and loss, divorce and blended families, domestic abuse, family separation; identity issues, life crises and transitions, looked after children, parenting and women’s issues.Read more
Methods of practice: Long and short term; face to face and virtual. I offer individual therapy and clinical supervision
I am an integrative psychotherapist trained to work with all age groups. Since 2003 I have worked with children, young people and families in both the educational sector and in private practice. With adults I have worked in voluntary organisations involved with women’s mental health and the treatment of addiction, as well as in an NHS GP’s surgery.
I value supporting children and young people to express themselves through creativity and play, as well as encouraging parents to reflect on their understanding of their children’s behaviours. My approach is to take a curious and compassionate stance when speaking with families, as everyone, regardless of age and stage can be confronted by the complexities and challenges of life.
Living in East Sussex, I am keen to develop my interest in the role that nature and animals can play within the therapeutic relationship, and looks forward to incorporating these elements into my practice.
Wheelchair access: no