Child and Adolescent Counsellor
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Hi, I’m Tamsin and I have over 10 years of experience working as a counsellor in school settings and privately. I support children (8+) and young people who are struggling with issues related to anxiety, low confidence, self esteem, friendship issues, stress related to school, grief, self harm, anger, identity, family breakdown and more. As well as talking therapy I also work creatively with the arts enabling clients to express their feelings in a safe, caring and confidential space. I believe that building trust in the therapeutic relationship will allow adolescents and young people to develop confidence in themselves and become more self aware. I am also a qualified teen yoga teacher and feel passionate about helping young people connect with their bodies. The body can often hold trauma and manifest itself in a psychosomatic way and yoga can be a wonderful tool to help unravel these deep embodied sensations. So sometimes if appropriate, I use yoga techniques in my counselling sessions.
My approach is to build a therapeutic relationship where your child feels safe and able to express their feelings in a contained space. When working with children and adolescents, I invite parents for an initial consultation to discuss any issues and concerns and to explore their background. The fee for a consultation is £30 for 30 mins. We can then arrange an initial session which is an opportunity for us to see if it feels right to work together. If everyone is happy then we can set up weekly sessions on a suitable day.
I originally trained as a ballet dancer and then went on to teach yoga and pilates to teens and adults. In 2012, I achieved a diploma in child counselling at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education in London. Since then, I have worked as a counsellor in several primary and secondary schools across London. I established my private practice in 2018 and currently see clients face to face or online.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dance / Movement Therapy
- Jungian Therapy
- Sand Tray
- Somatic Therapy (Body Centered)