Fostering & Adoption

This very difficult state of being for children, young people and their families can cause profound anxiety and distress that can lead to long-term serious health conditions.

The lack of safety and the dangerous unpredictability of life experienced by a young person taken into care, combined with the trauma of being taken away from their family of birth, can delay or even stop relaxed, reflective, self development where a young person might otherwise be able to work out who they are and what makes them happy.

Instead, being fostered or adopted can lead to a child being confused about their identity, fearful for their present day and so completely unable to conceptualise the idea that their own future must be planned for.

Counselling during these times of intense pressure and stress gives a young person the opportunity to reflect on what has happened and to have their story respected and witnessed by another.

The counselling I provide for fostered or adopted children enables them to authentically connect with themselves enabling them to truly understand what is right and what is wrong for them both as an individual and as a member of a family.

I also provide evidence based advice and guidance to foster carers and adopters that enables them to understand the behaviour and feelings of the young people in their care.

Taking the first step

If you live in Bournemouth or Poole, The New Forest or Southampton and you would like to find out more about the services I offer and about how therapy can help you, or someone close to you, then please call me on 07872 137 615.

Alternatively, please fill out the referral form below, giving as little or as much detail as you wish. I will get back in contact with you on the same day

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24 year old counselling testimonial

I found that I really benefited from the sessions. I would do this again anytime if I felt I ever needed to.

8 May 2014

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Counselling feedback from a 34 year old

Counselling has made a big impact on me, it has really paid off, I have grown up a great deal and my life is in a much better place. Thank you!!!

2 November 2012