Kingston Therapeutic Services

Counselling for Children & Families

(including Circle of Security-Parenting & Theraplay-informed practice)


Welcome ...

Hello, my name is Manuela.

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

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

  • 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