helen pitman: Child psychotherapy Psychotherapist, Enfield Town, EN2
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Helen Pitman

Child psychotherapy psychotherapist
Enfield Town EN2
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About Me

Life can be hard; at these times it can be difficult to ask for help and see beyond our immediate unhappiness. Taking the initial step of seeing a therapist can be daunting but most people experience a sense of relief when they share what is troubling them.

I believe the therapeutic relationship has a wonderful potential to allow the safe exploration of feelings. I offer a non-judgmental space which can help you make sense of your life experiences. Therapy is not something that is done to you it is a process that we enter together in order for you to begin to discover what you want from your life and where you’re getting stuck in repeating patterns.

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Children and young people may not have the language to express their experiences so they may communicate their distress through their behaviour. Psychotherapy can help them connect with, express and develop language for their emotional difficulties. This can facilitate them feeling understood and therefore less isolated in their experience. Sometimes it can be difficult to access feelings through words alone, so I offer a variety of creative approaches such as: sand tray, art and play.

Adult Psychotherapy

Often our earliest experiences have shaped us and created a pattern or template for how we meet the world. We often lock away painful experiences in order to protect ourselves, but this can leave us feeling hollow. By becoming aware of these inner patterns and facing difficult experiences we become freer to move forwards in our lives.

Each therapeutic journey is different dependent on your individual needs. Being integrative, I draw on many different psychological theories and approached. I offer both short- and long-term therapy. Short term therapy is usually focussed on a particular issue e.g bereavement, phobia.

Parenting Work

Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs of all. Understanding your child’s communications can be hard. I offer a space in which we can think together about your child and what they may be communicating to you through their behaviours in order to have less conflicted and more fulfilling relationships.

Next Steps

If you decide to contact me, I will arrange an initial online consultation to explore whether I can be of to help you.  This would give you a sense of me as a therapist and enable you to assess if I am the right therapist for you. I offer both face to face and online work at the moment.

If you are looking for therapy for a child or young person the process may vary.  I would invite both parent(s)/carer(s) to an initial consultation and then meet the child or young person for a few sessions. I would then share my treatment plan.

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Ground Floor, 88 Church St,
Enfield
Enfield Town
EN2 6AR

Online

I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Anxiety
Bereavement
Depression
Interpersonal relationships
Trauma
Childhood difficulties
Eating disorders
OCD
Panic attacks
Parenting
Self-harm
Social anxiety

Therapy offered

On video
In person

Client groups

Adult
Adolescents
Children

Fees

Please contact me, I offer some low cost sessions

Training and qualifications

I am a teacher with over 20 years’ experience and a qualified Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. I hold a Masters Degree in Child and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. I work as a school counsellor in Primary and secondary schools as well as running a private practice with children, adolescents, parents and adults. I am accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I have worked therapeutically within diverse educational settings and the charity sector with young people (aged 3 to 18) and adults offering one to one therapy sessions.  I also work closely with parents in reflective parenting sessions to facilitate their understanding of what their child is communicating through their behaviours.

abide by the ethical guidelines of UKCP and as such I am in regular supervision to support my work and am committed to regular continuing professional development.

 

Verified professional membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy