Counselling with Gianina Ardeleanu in Central London and Borehamwood
Working with Children, Young People & Adults

Working with children and teenagers

Most children use play as a way to communicate. I work with children who experience outbursts of anger, at home or school, bullying, exam anxiety, sadness and low mood. A counsellor can help your child to be more confident and resilient, improving on self-worth and self-esteem.

For a young person, therapy can be a safe heaven in a harsh world. For a young person, to have someone in their corner, like a therapist, can make the difference between feeling all alone & overwhelmed by powerful thoughts & feelings, and feeling contained, valued, supported and empowered.

When I work with children and teenagers, I work alongside parents. Your child well being it's a joint effort and together we will think of strategies to use at home to help your child to achieve his/her potential.

Whatever your difficulties, please email me or call and together we will find a way to achieve the changes you are hoping for.

I work in Euston, London Bridge and Borehamwood.

Counselling is a space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, to be in a relationship where you don't feel judged, but accepted and supported to implement the changes you want, to work through your issues. Counselling with me is about the quality of the relationship, is about being human and connected. Being listened to and having the time and opportunity to voice your feelings, can be healing and freeing.

My way of working is based on different theories: CBT (challenging unhealthy patterns of thinking and relating to self or others), psychodynamic (exploring childhood experiences and relationships) and humanistic (working with you as an unique individual with a unique life story, in the context of a relationship based on empathy and acceptance).

I offer talking therapy, but also powerful art interventions for when there are no words to express unbearable and painful thoughts and feelings.

I work under the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework and under close clinical supervision. It means that you can be assured that, as a therapist, I will always work in your best interests and that my counselling services meet the required expectations for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.

I have a special interest in the parent-child relationship. If you are a parent that is struggling, or if you think that your child might need a space to explore his thoughts and feelings, I can help. I have years of experience in helping parents and children to have a meaningful and healthy relationship.

I have been working with clients that presented with:

•alcohol and drug addictions
•anxiety and depression
•postnatal depression
•suicidal thoughts
•self -harm
•parental issues
•traumatic birth
•relationship problems
•childhood trauma
•loss and bereavement
•difficulties in the work place
•everyday life stress

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