Bereavement and General Counselling for Children and Young People.

One-to-One in Stokesley, Remote via web-cam, audio, on Zoom™ and email therapy in Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

June 2024 Availability

Online Sessions - Saltburn

Monday afternoon and evening.

Face to Face Sessions - Stokesley

Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Announcing from 3rd July 2024 Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Welcome

Is your young person distressed and struggling emotionally with life?

Do you want them to go to a place to have some time out to feel better about themselves?

Do you want them to learn about themselves?

Have they been feeling lost, alone and different since a recent bereavement?

Do you want them to gain some new direction and purpose with life?

Do you want them to have better relationships with themselves and others?

About Me

My name is Nichola Martin (Nicky) and I am a friendly professional counsellor located in Saltburn and Stokesley easily accessible for children and young people coming from the surrounding areas of Teesside and North Yorkshire. I am offering face-to-face, webcam, audio via Zoom™, and email therapy. I am experienced in helping children and young people who have experienced personal difficulties, including:

Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Home insecurity, feelings of loss, family loss, grief and bereavement, trauma, child traumatic grief, problems with family or school life, neurodiversity including ASD and ADHD and self-harm.

I have a special interest in helping and supporting children and young people with suicidal loss and how the grief of such a loss impact those left behind.

Please view my recently published article titled "Absent From School" in the June 2024 issue of BACP Children, Young People & Families Journal. You can view my article here.

Bereavement Counselling for Grief and Loss

When working one-to-one with bereaved children and young people, I offer them a safe, secure and confidential space so they can begin to share their story about the person who has died. I offer creative resources to support them to deepen their understanding of their loss of the person who has died and work through their deep feelings of sadness, anger, fear and mistrust of life. I aim to work at their pace so they can talk about the person as an emotionally healthy way of staying connected to them. I support and help them to strengthen their own inner resources to adapt to their current relationships and achieve personal growth and optimism for their future.

General Counselling for Children and Young People

My own experience of counselling and therapy is that the most important relationship is the one between the counsellor and the client, this is the place where the most change takes place. My role as a counsellor working with your young person is to walk alongside and support them, to enquire, respectfully challenge and understand their perspective and discover their meaning of what is happening. This can enable your young person to realise their own inner resources to acquire a deeper understanding of themselves, their problems and engage more fully in life.

Remote Counselling

Generally remote counselling is not a good fit for younger clients aged 6 to 13 years who usually respond better to face-to-face counselling, where they can express themselves through playing and moving around. Young people aged 14 upwards are ‘digital natives’, who have grown up using computers and smart phones may find the option of online counselling more suited to them.


I offer online sessions, using web-cam, audio on Zoom™, and email therapy for both one-to-one counselling and bereavement counselling to young people aged 14 upwards located in the Teesside and North Yorkshire areas and other areas of the United Kingdom.

FEES & AVAILABILITY

The initial assessment appointment is for parents and caregivers to gather background information and to think about the onset of difficulties your child or young person is experiencing in a holistic context. We decide the best way forward. Individual work, parent-child work.

Assessments normally last 60 minutes.

Sessions are 50 minutes, held weekly.


Session fee is £50.00 to be paid prior to appointments.

Concession rate: apply if eligible.

Cancellations that are made with less than 24 hours notice and non-attendance will be charged the full fee.

YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT, BUT YOU’VE ALREADY TAKEN THE FIRST STEP...

Some children and young people face tough challenges from any major change, loss or transition they have experienced and sometimes need a helping hand to figure out the meaning of what’s happened and what’s going on for them. Having a space to come to and explore what it means for them can be both beneficial and healing. If you feel that a person in your family has reached a point where they need some help and support then please get in touch using the contact form below.

GET IN TOUCH

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about how child counselling works.

The best way to get in touch with me is by email, so please use the form below. I will send you some information about me and my creative counselling approach with children and young people. We can arrange to meet for an assessment appointment in person or online via Zoom to see whether counselling would be helpful for your child or young person and whether I am the right therapist to help them.

You can leave voicemail messages on 07485 129603.

I aim to answer all queries within 2 – 3 working days.


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