Counselling for adults, young people and children in New Ash Green

April Clarkley

Counselling for Adults, Young People and Children
I offer one to one counselling sessions to children and young people. These sessions last between 30 to 50 minutes (depending on the child’s age), and are usually are at the same day and time every week.

I provide a confidential, non-judgemental and supportive environment in which the child can explore, understand and work through problems and difficult emotions. This can be with the use of talking, toys, art materials and sand.

I have experience working with the following:
  • Anxiety
  • Low self esteem
  • Family breakup
  • Bereavement
  • Illness and loss
  • Attachment issues
  • Anger
  • Parental addiction
  • Physical, emotional and sexual abuse

This is not an exhaustive list, so please contact me to see if I can help with the child’s presenting issue.

​I work closely with parents and carers, and will ensure that we meet before the therapy begins. This meeting allows me to collect information about the child, for the therapy process to be explained to the parent/carer and to answer any questions you may have.

Once this is completed the counselling sessions can commence. Anything a child shares with me I keep confidential, and explain this to the child at the start. The child is also made aware that they are free to talk outside about their sessions as they see fit. However, I do arrange follow up meetings with parents and carers to review how the child using the therapy sessions.

Young people aged 16-18 years who are Gillick Competent, do not require parental consent or parent/carer meetings, unless requested by the client. If the young person is not suffering from any serious learning difficulties or mis-use of illegal drugs or alcohol, they are considered ‘Gillick Competent’.

I also provide counselling in schools, where I offer competitive session rates, and work to a sliding scale for multiple students within one setting.


Children (upto 16 years old):
£50 Initial parent/carer meeting (50 minutes)
£50 Counselling session (30-50 minutes)

Young people (16-18 years old):
£50 Counselling session (50 minutes)


Child Counselling in New Ash Green
Child Counselling in New Ash Green
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