Child Counselling in Milton Keynes, ENG

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Smita Davé
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK5
I work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in an NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolesecent Services) service and a small private practice. I previously worked as nurse for 15 years in CAMHS and adult secondary care. I comepleted my MSc in CBT in 2015 and since then have worked as a CBT therapist in CAMHS and with adults. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults with a variety of difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders including trauma focused CBT. I have also recenty trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) and offer EMDR to children, young people and adults.
I work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in an NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolesecent Services) service and a small private practice. I previously worked as nurse for 15 years in CAMHS and adult secondary care. I comepleted my MSc in CBT in 2015 and since then have worked as a CBT therapist in CAMHS and with adults. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults with a variety of difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders including trauma focused CBT. I have also recenty trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) and offer EMDR to children, young people and adults.
07956 308774 View 07956 308774
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Anna Smith
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK12  (Online Only)
Life for children, young people and families can be really challenging, a fact that has only been made worse by the pandemic. seeking counselling or therapy for your child or yourself can be a really scary task, but it can also help to resolve the issues that many young people and families face every day. I am currently offering online sessions only. I have a virtual therapy room that is suitable for children aged 3-18. This is a highly effective tool and replicates the 'in person' therapy experience, meaning your child isn't missing out by working online.
Life for children, young people and families can be really challenging, a fact that has only been made worse by the pandemic. seeking counselling or therapy for your child or yourself can be a really scary task, but it can also help to resolve the issues that many young people and families face every day. I am currently offering online sessions only. I have a virtual therapy room that is suitable for children aged 3-18. This is a highly effective tool and replicates the 'in person' therapy experience, meaning your child isn't missing out by working online.
01908 103294 View 01908 103294
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Laura Alcock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton Keynes MK14
Not accepting new clients
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
01908 983687 View 01908 983687
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Glendene Care Uk Child and Family Wellbeing Centre
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK4
Children, young people and families may at times need extra support to manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.
We are a team of qualified children and young people's therapists. We have 25 years experience of counselling children, young people and families, having worked in a variety of settings including schools, colleges and for the NSPCC all delivering therapeutic work. We are qualified practitioners in delivering DDP and VIG which are two attachment based therapeutic interventions used to strengthen and improve relationships between children and their primary carers. We are experienced in working with children and young people aged from 4 years to 30 years old. We use a range of age appropriate therapeutic interventions.
Children, young people and families may at times need extra support to manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.
We are a team of qualified children and young people's therapists. We have 25 years experience of counselling children, young people and families, having worked in a variety of settings including schools, colleges and for the NSPCC all delivering therapeutic work. We are qualified practitioners in delivering DDP and VIG which are two attachment based therapeutic interventions used to strengthen and improve relationships between children and their primary carers. We are experienced in working with children and young people aged from 4 years to 30 years old. We use a range of age appropriate therapeutic interventions.
01234 608775 View 01234 608775
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BodhiSpace Ltd
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK10
Welcome to BodhiSpace. When modern life takes its toll on our emotional and mental health, you or someone you care about may experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma or other distress. These may be new symptoms which have suddenly emerged or they may be familiar symptoms originating in past experiences. Our services cater for adults, children, young people and families, and our therapists offer a range of different techniques to suit individual needs. If reaching out feels difficult and costly, our free initial phone consultation will allow you to explore what you need at your own pace and make an informed choice.
Welcome to BodhiSpace. When modern life takes its toll on our emotional and mental health, you or someone you care about may experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma or other distress. These may be new symptoms which have suddenly emerged or they may be familiar symptoms originating in past experiences. Our services cater for adults, children, young people and families, and our therapists offer a range of different techniques to suit individual needs. If reaching out feels difficult and costly, our free initial phone consultation will allow you to explore what you need at your own pace and make an informed choice.
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Felicity Botterill
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
Are you, your child or family struggling with difficult emotions and experiences? Maybe you feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. If that sounds familiar counselling or psychotherapy could be right for you. I have been working with children, young people and families for over 13 years in a variety of settings including children's centres, schools, children's homes and charities and have extensive experience of working with developmental and relational trauma, domestic violence and attachment difficulties. I provide short and long term psychotherapy for individuals and families via face-to-face or online sessions.
Are you, your child or family struggling with difficult emotions and experiences? Maybe you feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. If that sounds familiar counselling or psychotherapy could be right for you. I have been working with children, young people and families for over 13 years in a variety of settings including children's centres, schools, children's homes and charities and have extensive experience of working with developmental and relational trauma, domestic violence and attachment difficulties. I provide short and long term psychotherapy for individuals and families via face-to-face or online sessions.
01536 909821 View 01536 909821
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Reach out Remedy: Children & Young People
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK10
I am a qualified Children and Young People's therapist, delivering sessions face to face (COVID SAFE) and/ or remotely via phone, audio or video call.
It's OK not to be OK! Many of us experience low mood, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss and are victims of trauma, sexual abuse and more. These experiences can have an huge impact on our daily lives. We are living through pressing times but remember, your mental health is important. It is really difficult to talk about you feel and what you have experienced in life. I am able to adapt and tailor sessions to your individual needs. Please reach out.
I am a qualified Children and Young People's therapist, delivering sessions face to face (COVID SAFE) and/ or remotely via phone, audio or video call.
It's OK not to be OK! Many of us experience low mood, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss and are victims of trauma, sexual abuse and more. These experiences can have an huge impact on our daily lives. We are living through pressing times but remember, your mental health is important. It is really difficult to talk about you feel and what you have experienced in life. I am able to adapt and tailor sessions to your individual needs. Please reach out.
01406 430989 View 01406 430989
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Olivia Doughty
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK17
As a Clinical Psychologist I have extensive experience working within the NHS and Social care settings with adults and children/ young people.
I believe that, due to the unrelenting pressures of the world we live in and the way our brains have evolved, everyone can find life difficult sometimes. It is easy for our minds to appear to work against us; getting stuck in loops of painful thoughts and feelings. This can result in depression, anxiety and difficulties with relationships. People who have experienced significant distress, trauma or hurt in life can also, not surprisingly, experience significant difficulties where memories come to haunt us and send us back to previous pain. I hope to help people life the life they want to live, with some sense of agency over pain.
As a Clinical Psychologist I have extensive experience working within the NHS and Social care settings with adults and children/ young people.
I believe that, due to the unrelenting pressures of the world we live in and the way our brains have evolved, everyone can find life difficult sometimes. It is easy for our minds to appear to work against us; getting stuck in loops of painful thoughts and feelings. This can result in depression, anxiety and difficulties with relationships. People who have experienced significant distress, trauma or hurt in life can also, not surprisingly, experience significant difficulties where memories come to haunt us and send us back to previous pain. I hope to help people life the life they want to live, with some sense of agency over pain.
01908 015934 View 01908 015934
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Dr Neena Ramful
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK17  (Online Only)
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Generalised Anxiety disorder | Social anxiety | Phobias | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Depression | Low self-esteem | Tics | Pain Management | Headaches | Stress | Adjustment to health diagnosis |
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Generalised Anxiety disorder | Social anxiety | Phobias | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Depression | Low self-esteem | Tics | Pain Management | Headaches | Stress | Adjustment to health diagnosis |
020 3984 8324 View 020 3984 8324
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Caroline McBride
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK10
Since qualifying I have worked with a variety of clients; children, young people, adult and child survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse, adults.
Life can be really difficult at times for all of us and sometimes problems can feel overwhelming. Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide a safe and private space to explore the issues with someone who has enough distance from your life to be along side you whilst you find what it is that you need. I think people come to Counselling when they decide within themselves something in their life needs to change, be that an external change or a change in a way of feeling, I have a decades experience in building meaningful, containing, supportive relationships and can be alongside you whilst you find what it is that you need.
Since qualifying I have worked with a variety of clients; children, young people, adult and child survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse, adults.
Life can be really difficult at times for all of us and sometimes problems can feel overwhelming. Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide a safe and private space to explore the issues with someone who has enough distance from your life to be along side you whilst you find what it is that you need. I think people come to Counselling when they decide within themselves something in their life needs to change, be that an external change or a change in a way of feeling, I have a decades experience in building meaningful, containing, supportive relationships and can be alongside you whilst you find what it is that you need.
01788 228284 View 01788 228284
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Blume Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK14
We work with people who suspect they or their children may be neurodivergent, who wish to explore the way their brain works, their strengths and differences. Our aim is to help clients understand themselves, their neurodevelopmental profile and maximise their potential and lead fulfilled lives. If people suspect they or their child may be autistic, have ADHD or cognitive difficulties then our NICE compliant assessment service conducts a thorough assessment of clients’ neurodivergent profile, providing insight, understanding and a diagnosis where appropriate. Personal and specialised post- diagnostic support is available.
We work with people who suspect they or their children may be neurodivergent, who wish to explore the way their brain works, their strengths and differences. Our aim is to help clients understand themselves, their neurodevelopmental profile and maximise their potential and lead fulfilled lives. If people suspect they or their child may be autistic, have ADHD or cognitive difficulties then our NICE compliant assessment service conducts a thorough assessment of clients’ neurodivergent profile, providing insight, understanding and a diagnosis where appropriate. Personal and specialised post- diagnostic support is available.
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Your Space Foundation
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK7
Are you, or a child you know, experiencing mental health difficulties? Finding a Therapist can feel daunting, but Your Space Foundation is here to offer support. Our experienced therapists have specialist training to work with children and young people from the age of 5 who are experiencing a variety of emotional and mental health difficulties, including: emotional and behavioural disorders, trauma, PTSD & Complex PTSD, moderate anxiety and depression, self-harm & suicidal ideation, attachment difficulties, disabilities and neurodivergence.
Are you, or a child you know, experiencing mental health difficulties? Finding a Therapist can feel daunting, but Your Space Foundation is here to offer support. Our experienced therapists have specialist training to work with children and young people from the age of 5 who are experiencing a variety of emotional and mental health difficulties, including: emotional and behavioural disorders, trauma, PTSD & Complex PTSD, moderate anxiety and depression, self-harm & suicidal ideation, attachment difficulties, disabilities and neurodivergence.
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Gary Read
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK4
As qualified therapist I have created Read Counselling to be of help to children, young people and adults.
We can sometimes forget to look after ourselves and our own needs as we are busy caring for others. Time spent with a counsellor can allow you the space to talk about and explore any issues or difficulties you may be experiencing. My decision to become a counsellor was based upon a desire to be of help to others and make a difference during distressing times. I feel with my experience and understanding I am well placed to offer support. I truly believe that good mental health and mental wellbeing is essential for all of us.
As qualified therapist I have created Read Counselling to be of help to children, young people and adults.
We can sometimes forget to look after ourselves and our own needs as we are busy caring for others. Time spent with a counsellor can allow you the space to talk about and explore any issues or difficulties you may be experiencing. My decision to become a counsellor was based upon a desire to be of help to others and make a difference during distressing times. I feel with my experience and understanding I am well placed to offer support. I truly believe that good mental health and mental wellbeing is essential for all of us.
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Debbie Strafford
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK10
Waitlist for new clients
Emotional and psychological difficulties can occur at any age and growing up can be challenging, it can often leave children feeling out of control. Neurodivergent children may have the additional barrier of being unable to communicate their problems which may further heighten anxieties and leave them feeling unable to cope, this is often expressed through challenging behaviours, withdrawal, eating disorders or self-harm. Reaching out for support can be overwhelming but it is the first step in helping to understand behaviours, feelings and emotions.
Emotional and psychological difficulties can occur at any age and growing up can be challenging, it can often leave children feeling out of control. Neurodivergent children may have the additional barrier of being unable to communicate their problems which may further heighten anxieties and leave them feeling unable to cope, this is often expressed through challenging behaviours, withdrawal, eating disorders or self-harm. Reaching out for support can be overwhelming but it is the first step in helping to understand behaviours, feelings and emotions.
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Chiltern Talking Therapies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK17
Hi, I'm Jennie! I'm a CBT/EMDR Therapist and owner of Chiltern Talking Therapies. My Associates and I offer face to face or virtual CBT, EMDR, Counselling, Schema and Art Psychotherapy sessions and ADHD Assessments. We can support adults and young people with a wide range of difficulties. We are non-judgemental and have a wealth of experience between us, from working with addictions, offenders, children, clients with brain injuries and couples. I pride our team on being non-judgemental and accepting of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We all hold DBS checks and indemnity insurance, which you can view at any time.
Hi, I'm Jennie! I'm a CBT/EMDR Therapist and owner of Chiltern Talking Therapies. My Associates and I offer face to face or virtual CBT, EMDR, Counselling, Schema and Art Psychotherapy sessions and ADHD Assessments. We can support adults and young people with a wide range of difficulties. We are non-judgemental and have a wealth of experience between us, from working with addictions, offenders, children, clients with brain injuries and couples. I pride our team on being non-judgemental and accepting of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We all hold DBS checks and indemnity insurance, which you can view at any time.
01442 971728 View 01442 971728
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Funmi Oni
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
Today I have worked with children, young people, and adults.
I am a Relationship Counselor and offer a combination of Counselling and Life Coaching. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that are beyond our control, and this can sometimes overwhelm us. Our power lies not in the matter but deep within us. Are you struggling or stressed out with a job that gives you little or no satisfaction and or stressed by life in general? Are you experiencing constant conflict in your relationship? Does it feel like no one understands you? I will help you deal with: Stress-related issues, conflict in relationships or marriage, miscarriage, low self-esteem or confidence.
Today I have worked with children, young people, and adults.
I am a Relationship Counselor and offer a combination of Counselling and Life Coaching. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that are beyond our control, and this can sometimes overwhelm us. Our power lies not in the matter but deep within us. Are you struggling or stressed out with a job that gives you little or no satisfaction and or stressed by life in general? Are you experiencing constant conflict in your relationship? Does it feel like no one understands you? I will help you deal with: Stress-related issues, conflict in relationships or marriage, miscarriage, low self-esteem or confidence.
0161 696 1203 View 0161 696 1203
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Reset Minds Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9  (Online Only)
Hi there. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, difficulties with your emotions or dealing with the after effects of traumatic experiences? Perhaps you may have specific goals that you would like to work towards, relating to your career or lifestyle and you are struggling to meet these goals on your own. My name is Bongi, and I work with adults, children and adolescents who experience these difficulties and support them to overcome, these challenges. My aim as a therapist is to help people to reclaim control of their own perceptions, emotions and behaviours in order to reach their goals, thrive and live a fulfilling life.
Hi there. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, difficulties with your emotions or dealing with the after effects of traumatic experiences? Perhaps you may have specific goals that you would like to work towards, relating to your career or lifestyle and you are struggling to meet these goals on your own. My name is Bongi, and I work with adults, children and adolescents who experience these difficulties and support them to overcome, these challenges. My aim as a therapist is to help people to reclaim control of their own perceptions, emotions and behaviours in order to reach their goals, thrive and live a fulfilling life.
01752 741387 View 01752 741387
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Dr Livia M Pontes
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton Keynes MK15
I am a clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience. I work with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and other 3rd wave approaches (CFT, FAP). I am passionate about helping my clients through their recovery journeys. I have a holistic approach to treatment, taking into consideration emotional, biological, social and cultural factors that impact a person’s mental health. Treatment is tailored to meet clients’ goals and needs. I see children (from about 7 yrs old) up to any age in adulthood. I offer support to parents and can liaise with schools.
I am a clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience. I work with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and other 3rd wave approaches (CFT, FAP). I am passionate about helping my clients through their recovery journeys. I have a holistic approach to treatment, taking into consideration emotional, biological, social and cultural factors that impact a person’s mental health. Treatment is tailored to meet clients’ goals and needs. I see children (from about 7 yrs old) up to any age in adulthood. I offer support to parents and can liaise with schools.
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Inga Krzyzanowska de Sloan
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton Keynes MK1
I can offer individual or group sessions for children or adults.
I'm a fully qualified, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist based from MK / Luton, but I work throughout the Home Counties. I utilise a creative process with clients who present with a wide range of difficulties such as low mood, attachment or relational issues, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem and anxiety disorders. Art Psychotherapy can enable you to stabilise moods, explore unconscious processes and make progress toward recovery. Using art materials encourages you to express feelings which are difficult to express in words, in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space.
I can offer individual or group sessions for children or adults.
I'm a fully qualified, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist based from MK / Luton, but I work throughout the Home Counties. I utilise a creative process with clients who present with a wide range of difficulties such as low mood, attachment or relational issues, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem and anxiety disorders. Art Psychotherapy can enable you to stabilise moods, explore unconscious processes and make progress toward recovery. Using art materials encourages you to express feelings which are difficult to express in words, in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space.
01491 523719 View 01491 523719
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Dr Grace Major
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK8
I am a highly specialist psychologist, who works therapeutically with both adults and children. I offer evidence based therapy for a variety of presenting difficulties. I have particular expertise in offering attachment and trauma informed therapeutic support for looked after or adopted children, their families and health professionals.
I am a highly specialist psychologist, who works therapeutically with both adults and children. I offer evidence based therapy for a variety of presenting difficulties. I have particular expertise in offering attachment and trauma informed therapeutic support for looked after or adopted children, their families and health professionals.
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Child Counsellors
Child psychologists in Milton Keynes, ENG provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Milton Keynes build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.