Having become fully qualified to work as a counsellor with adult individuals and couples in

the early 1990s, I undertook additional training in 1998 in order to work safely and effectively

with children and young people.

Having a sense of humour, patience and an ability to access your own inner child are essential

requirements for a counsellor working with young people; and in this kind of work I find that I

use a very wide range of techniques, including play therapy, in order to engage children in a

therapeutic process. But whilst the work is different, not least because the ability of young

people to make significant changes in their lives can be very limited, the fundamental ethical

principles of person-centred counselling still apply and all my young clients enjoy my respect

and the safety of secure clinical boundaries.

If you are a parent or guardian and you would like to discuss the possibility of your child

attending private counselling, please contact me and I will be happy to talk the situation through.


If you are a young person who wants to have counselling but you're not sure how to go about it,

please ring, text or email me and I will advise you about how to find free young people's

counselling that is also safe, ethical and professional.I am also very happy to be contacted 

by schools, colleges and public sector organisations in the Yorkshire area who are looking for

a fully qualified and experienced young people's counsellor to work with troubled students.