Kingston Therapeutic Services
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Parent-Infant * Parent-Child * Child & Adolescent
Hello, my name is Manuela.
I'm a qualified Child and Adolescent Counsellor and Parent-Child Therapist, and a Trainee Parent-Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. 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).
Parent-Infant: This work is with parents during pregnancy and with their child (up to age 6).
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 parent-only assessment procedures are held via Zoom.
My 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
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-judgemental 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:
Anxiety, depression, trauma
Bereavement, pregnancy loss
Bullying and peer group problems
Eating disorders, self-harm, suicide
Education and emotional difficulties
Looked After Children (LAC)
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