Psychotherapist for Children & Young People | Parenting Coach for Families | Wellbeing Advisor & Co-ordinator | Mental Health Trainer
I'm Priscilla, based in West London where I love helping children live emotionally healthy lives within families where there is a lot of fun and as little stress as possible!
In order to support children in the best way possible I work with:-
ME & MY WORK
I work as an Integrative Psychotherapist which means I use different psychological theories as well as neuroscience to help me support young people from 3 - 17 years old.
Young people often use art materials and play as useful ways to explore thoughts and feelings without having to use words.
What is Psychotherapy... ?
I work as a Parenting Coach by combining my knowledge and experience as a Psychotherapist with my training and work with Noel Janis-Norton of "Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting".
I always think about the emotional wellbeing of children and hope to help them feel supported and nourished however I also want to help parents have less stress too!
Skills and strategies that help families to develop routines and ways of communicating mean they can have a smooth running family life with lots of fun!
Why work with a Parent Coach...?
I train teachers and school staff so they can understand how children's behaviour is directly linked to their psychological experiences.
Using recent developments in neuroscience as well as psychological theories, schools can ensure that mental health and wellbeing are top of their agenda which in turn helps children to be able to learn well and be happy!
Some Reasons for Therapy:
Lack of self-esteem / confidence
Peer & Family Relationships
Fears and Phobias
Depression / Anxiety
Difficult life situations
Difficulties with social relationships
Anger / Sadness
Areas for Parents:
Grief and Loss
Anger and Tantrums
Food and mealtime difficulties
Separation and Divorce
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a way of exploring conscious and unconscious thoughts and feelings that may be getting in the way of living life healthily and happily.
Therapy gives a young person the opportunity to understand and process these emotions which can help them feel less overwhelmed and troubled.
This in turn can lead to more comfortable relationships, a fulfilling school life and increased confidence and self esteem.
Why work with a Parent Coach?
Parents tell me they struggle with:-
Learning new ways of communicating firmly and warmly parents can create a family life that involves lots of fun and laughter as well as children with resilience and self-confidence!
I trained with Noel Janis-Norton of Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting and I use her skills as a basis for my work with parents
I work with therapists so they can feel confident working with parents.
Sometimes this is helping them to help parents to support their children emotionally and sometimes it is helping parents to create strategies for behaviour and communication at home
Therapists can often feel that their work with young people could be deeper if parents were helped to understand some psychology and some parenting information and my course helps therapists in this work
‘Priscilla helps me understand how to approach the most difficult issues and gives me the tools I need to navigate them. Her support for us all has been life changing for our family’.
Mr & Mrs H
'Priscilla has helped us navigate some really tough times for our boy. Thanks to her expertise, her help and unwavering support we are now better equipped to face the challenges of parenting. Our family is calmer and and happier. She was always there to offer support, always went the extra mile with advice and a helping hand.'
'We found Priscilla from the outset to be completely in tune with our challenges and provided a path for us to navigate over the weeks and months which was super supportive. We learnt to really understand and empathise with our child's feelings and has really improved our relationship with him and his sibling. Our home is so much calmer!'
'Priscilla helped us understand the impact that a separation can have on a young child and how we, as parents, can both discuss this with our child so we remain consistently firm but kind and open. It was an invaluable time spent with Priscilla that has supported all of us in our new lives.'
Mr & Mrs P
'We have loved working with Priscilla. Initially we saw her for Parent Coaching - we learned so much, became so much more aware and she gave us some amazing tips which we put into practice at home and saw really positive change for all the family. Priscilla is now seeing our son who is growing so much in confidence and loves his sessions. She has been fantastic throughout and a huge support to us all!'
Professional and Legal Information
I.A.T.E (The Institute for Art in Therapy and Education)
MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts
Regularly Training in the latest psychotherapy theories