Kingston Therapeutic Services
Counselling for Children & Families
(including Circle of Security-Parenting & Theraplay-informed practice)
Hello, my name is Manuela.
Child and Adolescent: Working with children and families (with children up to age 11, including pregnancy). Sessions are held individually with the child 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).
Family work includes:
Theraplay® - Level 1 Foundational Practitioner in Training with The Theraplay® Institute, Chicago and Theraplay® UK.
Circle of Security-Parenting (COS-P) - Registered Facilitator
My private practice is located in Chichester (PO19). 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
Bereavement, pregnancy loss
Bullying and peer group problems
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
Refugee and asylum seeker children and parents
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Child Protection Social Work
Residential adult mental health