Kingston Therapeutic Services

Counselling

Child & Adolescent * Parent-Child


Welcome ...

Hello, my name is Manuela.

I'm a qualified Child and Adolescent Counsellor and Parent-Child Therapist. I incorporate family and systemic as well as attachment-based principles into my practice with children and families.

Child and Adolescent: Working with children and families (with children up to age 17). Sessions are held individually with the child or young person as well as work with the parent and / or parent and child together.

Family and parent-child: Therapy sessions can be held with one or both parents and their child(ren).

DMM Practice: The DMM Model offers a range of age-appropriate attachment-based assessment procedures for parents and children.

Family and systemic principles: These enable exploration of the relationship patterns between family members and aid understanding about how they impact children.

My private practice is located in Bromley (BR1). Therapy sessions are conducted face-to-face in line with current COVID-19 guidelines. Meetings and some parent-only assessment procedures can be held via Zoom.

Making a referral:

It can be daunting to make contact with a Therapist and to speak about the difficulties you and your child are experiencing. The work is non-judgmental and confidential.

Therapeutic work takes time and will take place at a pace you are comfortable with. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your concerns.

Referral issues include:

  • Adopted and Looked After Children (LAC) (including Adoption Support Funded referrals)

  • Anxiety, depression, trauma

  • Attachment disruptions

  • Bereavement, pregnancy loss

  • Bullying and peer group problems

  • Court-ordered interventions

  • Eating disorders, self-harm, suicide

  • Education and emotional difficulties

  • Neurodiversity - including ASD, ADHD

  • Parental separation & divorce, domestic violence

  • Parent-child relationship difficulties and concerns

  • Perinatal problems; difficulties bonding with your baby or young child

Previous clinical experience includes:

  • Child, young person and adult bereavement

  • Nurseries, primary and secondary schools

  • Domestic violence

  • Refugee and asylum seeker children and parents

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

  • Child Protection Social Work

  • Residential adult mental health