People seek therapy for different reasons – you might be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, lost, depressed, burned out or lonely. Some people have experienced early life trauma and this may well be causing issues in their adult life. Or you may have had a recent event that has caused you distress, or you might want to make changes in your life but don’t know where to start.
Cassie’s background training is Humanistic and Integrative which means that she blends different theories in her work and she tailors her sessions to meet your needs. Most importantly she offers a warm, safe and confidential space where you will feel heard, accepted and understood. Her aim is to listen, understand and connect with your story. It has been well researched and documented that the most important factor for therapy to be successful is the therapeutic relationship. Whilst Cassie will work alongside you she will also sometimes challenge you to help you reflect on the issues that are concerning you, with the aim to help you move forward in a more positive way.
Cassie describes myself as a down to earth, warm and calm practitioner who also believes in the importance of humour in her work.
Child & adolescent psychotherapy
Cassie has a particular passion for working with young people, and also with children who have suffered early developmental trauma and who have additional special needs. These were her reasons for doing an in-depth training to become a child and adolescent psychotherapist, registered with the UKCP.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity for children to find new ways of expressing their emotions and communicating the issues they face in an open and non-judgemental environment. Child therapy is a way of helping a child or young person to make sense of angry, painful, sad or confusing thoughts and feelings. Cassie trained to work creatively with children and depending on the age of the client our work may involve the use of sand tray therapy, drawing, painting, and play as well as talking about events and experiences.
When working with younger children Cassie works closely with parents and families and joint sessions may be appropriate. Psychotherapy sessions are confidential unless the child is at risk or other children might be at risk.