Child Counselling in South West London, London

Photo of Shediyah Hatnebmaoo, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Shediyah Hatnebmaoo
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW16
I use a variety of therapeutic approaches complimented with a creative style of working which can be tailored to best meeting the needs of an adult or the needs of a child.
Counselling can help you to explore and work through emotional difficulties you may be experiencing that could be affecting your thoughts and behaviours. It is a space for you to share things that you may be finding difficult to talk to your friends and family about. These difficulties may be from your past that are now causing problems in your present or from a more recent trauma you have experienced in your life such as a relationship break-up, loss of someone close to you or difficulties with getting to sleep or sleep not feeling like sleep anymore, but feeling more like an escape.
I use a variety of therapeutic approaches complimented with a creative style of working which can be tailored to best meeting the needs of an adult or the needs of a child.
Counselling can help you to explore and work through emotional difficulties you may be experiencing that could be affecting your thoughts and behaviours. It is a space for you to share things that you may be finding difficult to talk to your friends and family about. These difficulties may be from your past that are now causing problems in your present or from a more recent trauma you have experienced in your life such as a relationship break-up, loss of someone close to you or difficulties with getting to sleep or sleep not feeling like sleep anymore, but feeling more like an escape.
020 8106 2421 View 020 8106 2421
Photo of Jacqui Crane, MBACP, Counsellor
Jacqui Crane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW14
I have also been trained by Place2Be working at a school with children 5 - 18 years.
Life’s pressures can sometimes make us feel unsure of ourselves and this can make us feel unhappy. Our true selves can get buried under the weight of conditioning and other people’s ideas of who we are, and we can lose sense of where we are going. I am a warm, caring integrative therapist who will work by encouraging you to find answers from within. I can help you discover the person you were before you drew conclusions from others. I believe we all have the power to choose who we want to be. There is only one person that we can change and that is ourself and I can help you as you embark on this journey of discovery and growth.
I have also been trained by Place2Be working at a school with children 5 - 18 years.
Life’s pressures can sometimes make us feel unsure of ourselves and this can make us feel unhappy. Our true selves can get buried under the weight of conditioning and other people’s ideas of who we are, and we can lose sense of where we are going. I am a warm, caring integrative therapist who will work by encouraging you to find answers from within. I can help you discover the person you were before you drew conclusions from others. I believe we all have the power to choose who we want to be. There is only one person that we can change and that is ourself and I can help you as you embark on this journey of discovery and growth.
01748 901509 View 01748 901509
Photo of undefined - Connections in Mind
Connections in Mind
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW4
Connections in Mind are a dedicated team of expert coaches committed to supporting executive function development in children, adolescents, education providers and adults. Executive functions are a set of brain processes that are found in the prefrontal cortex of the brain. Executive function skills help us to plan and organise our responses, behaviour and emotions. These skills have a profound impact on children’s educational success, act as a strong indicator on educational outcomes during adolescence and promote health and independence in adulthood.
Connections in Mind are a dedicated team of expert coaches committed to supporting executive function development in children, adolescents, education providers and adults. Executive functions are a set of brain processes that are found in the prefrontal cortex of the brain. Executive function skills help us to plan and organise our responses, behaviour and emotions. These skills have a profound impact on children’s educational success, act as a strong indicator on educational outcomes during adolescence and promote health and independence in adulthood.
020 3870 3286 View 020 3870 3286
Photo of Lucia Rossi, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Lucia Rossi
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW7  (Online Only)
I am an Adult, Child and Adolescent Therapeutic Counsellor with over a decade of training in mental health, working with an integrative approach. I hold a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a MSc in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (Psychology). I have trained integratively in the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children. I also hold relevant training in CBT. I am currently completing the UKCP approved MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at Metanoia Insitute and Middlesex University. I am a member of the BPS, a Registered Member of the BACP and hold a DBS check certificate on the Update Service.
I am an Adult, Child and Adolescent Therapeutic Counsellor with over a decade of training in mental health, working with an integrative approach. I hold a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a MSc in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (Psychology). I have trained integratively in the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children. I also hold relevant training in CBT. I am currently completing the UKCP approved MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at Metanoia Insitute and Middlesex University. I am a member of the BPS, a Registered Member of the BACP and hold a DBS check certificate on the Update Service.
020 3974 2437 View 020 3974 2437
Photo of Dr Stephanie Doig, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Stephanie Doig
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW19
Hello, my name is Stephanie, I'm a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with children, teens, young adults and their families. I have 15 years + experience in the NHS working in a range of services including Child and Adolescent Services (CAMHS). I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Newcastle University followed by a Masters at New York University and finally my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London. I have also been a lecturer in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) at Masters level.
Hello, my name is Stephanie, I'm a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with children, teens, young adults and their families. I have 15 years + experience in the NHS working in a range of services including Child and Adolescent Services (CAMHS). I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Newcastle University followed by a Masters at New York University and finally my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London. I have also been a lecturer in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) at Masters level.
020 4538 9441 View 020 4538 9441
Photo of Lara Danielle Therapy, MA, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Lara Danielle Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW6  (Online Only)
I work with children from aged five, adolescents and adult females. I am compassionate and warm. I specialize in difficulties, including trauma, self-esteem, attachment, divorce, aggression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and body concerns. I have worked extensively with young children and adolescents, both as a child therapist and in previous careers. I have worked at non-profit and for profit organizations, including a national adolescent treatment centre for mental health and substance use, foster homes and a domestic violence organization. I approach the therapeutic relationship with genuineness, curiosity, and warmth.
I work with children from aged five, adolescents and adult females. I am compassionate and warm. I specialize in difficulties, including trauma, self-esteem, attachment, divorce, aggression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and body concerns. I have worked extensively with young children and adolescents, both as a child therapist and in previous careers. I have worked at non-profit and for profit organizations, including a national adolescent treatment centre for mental health and substance use, foster homes and a domestic violence organization. I approach the therapeutic relationship with genuineness, curiosity, and warmth.
01748 900772 View 01748 900772
Photo of Baruch Spiegel
Baruch Spiegel
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW14
My approach to child and adolescent anxiety therapy is first to create an environment in which they feel happy to engage in the process in a meaningful way.
The world facing our children and young people today is an extremely complicated one. Dealing with an unpredictable, and at times, chaotic environment, can test our mental and physical systems. The seeds of worry can be sown in a myriad of ways but nearly always ends up with the young person internalising their problems, which then manifest in increasingly problematic ways such as OCD, Tics, Self-Harming, and body image issues. Underlying all of these symptoms is a powerfully negative view of themselves which, if unchecked, can become overwhelming.
My approach to child and adolescent anxiety therapy is first to create an environment in which they feel happy to engage in the process in a meaningful way.
The world facing our children and young people today is an extremely complicated one. Dealing with an unpredictable, and at times, chaotic environment, can test our mental and physical systems. The seeds of worry can be sown in a myriad of ways but nearly always ends up with the young person internalising their problems, which then manifest in increasingly problematic ways such as OCD, Tics, Self-Harming, and body image issues. Underlying all of these symptoms is a powerfully negative view of themselves which, if unchecked, can become overwhelming.
020 4538 9608 View 020 4538 9608
Photo of Samantha Bottrill, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Samantha Bottrill
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW1W
Dr Sam Bottrill spent almost a decade working at the world renowned Maudsley Hospital Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Service supporting teenagers and their families through recovery from Anorexia and Bulimia. Sam has worked privately with clients since 2012, working with adolescents, adults and families with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, stress, depression, eating disorders, and trauma. Sam also specialises in couples therapy.
Dr Sam Bottrill spent almost a decade working at the world renowned Maudsley Hospital Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Service supporting teenagers and their families through recovery from Anorexia and Bulimia. Sam has worked privately with clients since 2012, working with adolescents, adults and families with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, stress, depression, eating disorders, and trauma. Sam also specialises in couples therapy.
020 3870 4206 View 020 3870 4206
Photo of undefined - Little Bee Clinic, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Little Bee Clinic
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW2
Offering a fresh approach to psychological therapy from the young and vibrant Little Bee Clinic. We are here to support children, young people and families. Who are you? We are are a group of colleagues who aim to offer a modern approach to psychological therapy. We have all been trained as Clinical Psychologists, which means we have lots of experience working with children, young people and families.
Offering a fresh approach to psychological therapy from the young and vibrant Little Bee Clinic. We are here to support children, young people and families. Who are you? We are are a group of colleagues who aim to offer a modern approach to psychological therapy. We have all been trained as Clinical Psychologists, which means we have lots of experience working with children, young people and families.
020 3974 1825 View 020 3974 1825
Photo of Amanda Jane Morris. Counsellor Supervisor- Bacp Accred, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Amanda Jane Morris. Counsellor Supervisor- Bacp Accred
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South West London, London SW1W  (Online Only)
It can feel daunting to reach out for support , either for yourself or your child but once you have made the initial contact those anxieties do fade.
As a Senior Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist /Supervisor with over 10 years experience working with young people and adults. I offer a safe, confidential, collaborative space , (either online (GDPR safe) or face 2 face, for us to work together and find a way forward. I specialise in working with children and teenagers also SEN, often holding the sessions in their home environment as this enables them to relax more. Trained in CBT, Person-Centred and Psycho-dynamic, working with a range of issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, self harm, intrusive/suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, OCD, bereavement and more.
It can feel daunting to reach out for support , either for yourself or your child but once you have made the initial contact those anxieties do fade.
As a Senior Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist /Supervisor with over 10 years experience working with young people and adults. I offer a safe, confidential, collaborative space , (either online (GDPR safe) or face 2 face, for us to work together and find a way forward. I specialise in working with children and teenagers also SEN, often holding the sessions in their home environment as this enables them to relax more. Trained in CBT, Person-Centred and Psycho-dynamic, working with a range of issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, self harm, intrusive/suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, OCD, bereavement and more.
07723 492342 View 07723 492342
Photo of Niomi Wilkinson, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Niomi Wilkinson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW8
Hi, I'm Niomi. Recognising that you have a challenge, problem or issue that you wish to address can take courage. We can discuss how I can help you, or your child, to work towards achieving your goals for change. Seeing a therapist can be incredibly beneficial and effective, whether it is for a short period of focused work or a longer course of psychotherapy. I create a safe, comfortable non-judgmental space where we can work together on your needs. This can be face to face, or outdoor therapy through walk and talk, or online.
Hi, I'm Niomi. Recognising that you have a challenge, problem or issue that you wish to address can take courage. We can discuss how I can help you, or your child, to work towards achieving your goals for change. Seeing a therapist can be incredibly beneficial and effective, whether it is for a short period of focused work or a longer course of psychotherapy. I create a safe, comfortable non-judgmental space where we can work together on your needs. This can be face to face, or outdoor therapy through walk and talk, or online.
01253 835706 View 01253 835706
Photo of Sarah Beaumont, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Sarah Beaumont
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW1H
Do you or your child struggle with anxiety and/or depression? Have you ever experienced trauma and it’s had a lasting impact on you? Do you or your child find it hard to handle difficult thoughts and feelings? Do you or your child find it hard to get up in the morning or that you’re not finding pleasure in the things you once enjoyed? Do you find work stressful or you’re having difficulties navigating your relationships? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I can help. I can help you to handle those difficult thoughts and feelings. I can help you live a life that’s rich and meaningful working on goals set by you.
Do you or your child struggle with anxiety and/or depression? Have you ever experienced trauma and it’s had a lasting impact on you? Do you or your child find it hard to handle difficult thoughts and feelings? Do you or your child find it hard to get up in the morning or that you’re not finding pleasure in the things you once enjoyed? Do you find work stressful or you’re having difficulties navigating your relationships? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I can help. I can help you to handle those difficult thoughts and feelings. I can help you live a life that’s rich and meaningful working on goals set by you.
020 3917 4791 View 020 3917 4791
Dipti Shah
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW1E
I am a systemic family therapist, and an integrative counsellor, which includes CBT. I am based at the London Child, Adult and Family Therapy Centre. I have over 25 years’ experience of working with people and supporting them to overcome a range of emotional and behavioural dilemmas. These dilemmas can become problematic when normalised and left unmanaged or unresolved. They are often the roots of problems affecting personal and professional relationships. Through therapy, I support children; adolescents; adults; couples; family's, which including adult children and groups of people who have shared interests and responsibilities.
I am a systemic family therapist, and an integrative counsellor, which includes CBT. I am based at the London Child, Adult and Family Therapy Centre. I have over 25 years’ experience of working with people and supporting them to overcome a range of emotional and behavioural dilemmas. These dilemmas can become problematic when normalised and left unmanaged or unresolved. They are often the roots of problems affecting personal and professional relationships. Through therapy, I support children; adolescents; adults; couples; family's, which including adult children and groups of people who have shared interests and responsibilities.
020 3727 5852 View 020 3727 5852
Photo of Sabina Begum-Hossain, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Sabina Begum-Hossain
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South West London, London SW16
I have extensive experience working with children, young people, teaching and school based staff as well as parents/carers.
Did you find the covid-19 situation challenging? Have you still not recovered from the effects of it? Have you experienced a loss or social isolation? Have you experienced relationship breakdowns, loss of job or income, bereavement, isolation from friends and family or had a major change? Do you just need to talk to someone so you can process all that has happened, to gte support and find some solutions? Then counselling and psychotherapy can provide this for you. Please get in touch.
I have extensive experience working with children, young people, teaching and school based staff as well as parents/carers.
Did you find the covid-19 situation challenging? Have you still not recovered from the effects of it? Have you experienced a loss or social isolation? Have you experienced relationship breakdowns, loss of job or income, bereavement, isolation from friends and family or had a major change? Do you just need to talk to someone so you can process all that has happened, to gte support and find some solutions? Then counselling and psychotherapy can provide this for you. Please get in touch.
020 4538 3723 View 020 4538 3723
Photo of undefined - Chapters teen and child therapy , MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Chapters teen and child therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW2
I specialise in Children and Young People's therapy. Early intervention is important and I can provide families or individuals with tools to cope with a range of emotional difficulties. I also offer confidential school based counselling services, please contact for more information.
I specialise in Children and Young People's therapy. Early intervention is important and I can provide families or individuals with tools to cope with a range of emotional difficulties. I also offer confidential school based counselling services, please contact for more information.
07480 534332 View 07480 534332
Photo of Audra Williams, MA, HCPC-Art Therap., Psychotherapist
Audra Williams
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South West London, London SW14
I provide online individual sessions to adults and children age 6+, systemic (family) and dyadic (parent/child).
So often people suffer in silence instead of reaching out for support. Whether you are looking for a therapist for yourself or have concerns about your child, teenager or family member, I will provide an engaging and individual approach. I am an experienced artist and art psychotherapist with a private practice in my home in Richmond. You do not need to be an ‘artist’ or ‘good at art’ to benefit from making and engaging in art therapy. It is not about producing masterpieces (although you may surprise yourself). And although all materials are included and their use encouraged, art making during sessions is not a requirement.
I provide online individual sessions to adults and children age 6+, systemic (family) and dyadic (parent/child).
So often people suffer in silence instead of reaching out for support. Whether you are looking for a therapist for yourself or have concerns about your child, teenager or family member, I will provide an engaging and individual approach. I am an experienced artist and art psychotherapist with a private practice in my home in Richmond. You do not need to be an ‘artist’ or ‘good at art’ to benefit from making and engaging in art therapy. It is not about producing masterpieces (although you may surprise yourself). And although all materials are included and their use encouraged, art making during sessions is not a requirement.
01748 902213 View 01748 902213
Photo of undefined - TeenMatters, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
TeenMatters
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW14
Are you a parent, teenager or child looking for support from an experienced and compassionate counsellor to work through challenges and reach a better place? We offer both counselling and coaching and tailor our service to your needs by working with the individual child or teenager, the parent or both. We are experts in treating common psychological problems faced by young people today. We create a safe and comfortable environment in which they can explore these issues. As well as being highly trained psychotherapists, we are also parents with plenty of real life experience of navigating the challenges that family life can bring.
Are you a parent, teenager or child looking for support from an experienced and compassionate counsellor to work through challenges and reach a better place? We offer both counselling and coaching and tailor our service to your needs by working with the individual child or teenager, the parent or both. We are experts in treating common psychological problems faced by young people today. We create a safe and comfortable environment in which they can explore these issues. As well as being highly trained psychotherapists, we are also parents with plenty of real life experience of navigating the challenges that family life can bring.
View
Photo of Dr Alison Pak, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Alison Pak
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW1W
Dr Pak has worked with children, young people and adults, providing individual therapeutic interventions as well as working with families and groups.
Dr Alison Pak completed her BSc (Hons) at University College, London, a Masters in Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College, London. She has experience working in various NHS settings and in private practice, and is currently based in a practice in South West London. Dr Pak draws on a range of therapeutic models (e.g., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy), often including creativity as one of her core competencies.
Dr Pak has worked with children, young people and adults, providing individual therapeutic interventions as well as working with families and groups.
Dr Alison Pak completed her BSc (Hons) at University College, London, a Masters in Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College, London. She has experience working in various NHS settings and in private practice, and is currently based in a practice in South West London. Dr Pak draws on a range of therapeutic models (e.g., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy), often including creativity as one of her core competencies.
020 3835 4513 View 020 3835 4513
Photo of Michelle Holdsworth, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Michelle Holdsworth
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South West London, London SW1X  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Michelle, a Children's CBT & EMDR therapist. I specialise in working with children between the ages of 5 & 18 suffering with PTSD, trauma/distress. I also work with adults. I treat various forms of anxiety (social, health, school, separation, worry, phobias, panic, perfectionism) depression, self esteem, OCD. I help with emotions such as stress, sadness & anger, symptoms of self harm & suicidal thoughts. If you or your child is struggling with: school/work, friendships, nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts then I am 100% able to help. I've many years experience helping children & adults get their happiness back!
Hi, I'm Michelle, a Children's CBT & EMDR therapist. I specialise in working with children between the ages of 5 & 18 suffering with PTSD, trauma/distress. I also work with adults. I treat various forms of anxiety (social, health, school, separation, worry, phobias, panic, perfectionism) depression, self esteem, OCD. I help with emotions such as stress, sadness & anger, symptoms of self harm & suicidal thoughts. If you or your child is struggling with: school/work, friendships, nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts then I am 100% able to help. I've many years experience helping children & adults get their happiness back!
View
Photo of undefined - Kirsty Shaw CBT, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Kirsty Shaw CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
South West London, London SW10  (Online Only)
I have a special interest in OCD, & have experience providing therapy to children, teens & adults.
Are you or a loved one struggling with obsessional thoughts or compulsive behaviours? Perhaps you have been experiencing social anxiety or low mood which has led you to avoid certain activities, people, or places. Are you are now wanting to be able to find enjoyment and fulfilment in your life? If you are struggling with your mental health, I can help you to overcome these difficulties with regular online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions. Please feel free to check out my website www.kirstyshawcbt.com
I have a special interest in OCD, & have experience providing therapy to children, teens & adults.
Are you or a loved one struggling with obsessional thoughts or compulsive behaviours? Perhaps you have been experiencing social anxiety or low mood which has led you to avoid certain activities, people, or places. Are you are now wanting to be able to find enjoyment and fulfilment in your life? If you are struggling with your mental health, I can help you to overcome these difficulties with regular online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions. Please feel free to check out my website www.kirstyshawcbt.com
01642 668017 View 01642 668017

See more therapy options for South West London, London

Child Counsellors

Do I need to attend therapy with my child?

Parents are an integral part of a child’s therapy, but the specifics of their involvement vary. If your child is young, you may attend most or all sessions; if your child is older, you may attend a few sessions or none; sometimes a therapist may ask you to have a session on your own. Whatever the arrangement, you should expect to work collaboratively with the therapist, your child, and your family members to take steps to help support your child.

How long are sessions with child therapists?

Children’s therapy sessions can last 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes. The length of the session may depend on your child’s age and the type of therapy practiced. You can discuss this with therapists you consult and the one you ultimately move forward with.

How do I get a child to agree to seek therapy?

The best approach is to have an open-ended conversation with your child about how they’re doing and what they might be struggling with. When you raise therapy, discuss the concept in an age-appropriate way, for example explaining that a therapist’s job is to help kids handle their hard or uncomfortable feelings. Frame therapy positively, as an opportunity to explore and build emotional skills—it’s an important tool in the toolbox to help kids feel their best.

How can I tell if a therapist is a good fit for my child?

A child needs to feel comfortable opening up about their thoughts and feelings, so if your child feels a sense of comfort, ease, and trust with their therapist, that’s a great sign. In addition, a therapist is a good fit for your child if the two can communicate well together; a clinician should be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and in an age-appropriate manner.