Counselling and Psychotherapy for Children

My name is Gayle Creasey and I am an experienced child psychotherapist. My counselling and psychotherapy practice for children is in Maidenhead (SL6 7JR).

I qualified from the Institute for Therapy in Arts and Education in 2007 and have been accredited with the UKCP since 2009.

I work with young people aged 5-20 years.

You child is welcome to come for a single session or for as long as s/he feels helpful.

I offer daytime, after school and evening sessions Mondays to Friday between 9am- 7pm.

Call me on 0794 1279177 or click here to email me.

Common issues children bring to counselling & psychotherapy:

Children come to counselling or psychotherapy for many reasons and I have extensive experience of supporting children with the following issues:

  • anxiety/ worries
  • angry & aggressive behaviour
  • lack of concentration 
  • low confidence/ self-esteem
  • eating issues
  • exam stresses
  • friendship issues
  • family difficulties
  • parental separation/ divorce
  • sleep problems
  • sexuality issues
  • trauma & abuse

How I can help your child:

All young people face stresses and pressures these days; from school work, exams, social media, friendships, thoughts about their future, family difficulties and the natural but complex changes they undergo as they mature.

It can be difficult for children and young people to know what to do with their difficult thoughts and feelings.  As a parent you naturally want to help and yet it is hard to know what to do or say sometimes.  You may feel that you have tried everything and now you’d like some help?
My role is to offer your child a safe, encouraging and friendly space to explore what is going on for them.  By helping your child to find their way again, I hope to be able to allow you to stop worrying.
Creative arts counselling and psychotherapy for children uses art materials and play.  Some young people can find it really hard to find the words to explain what they are feeling and thinking.  For some, using art materials can offer a different way into their experience and new insight into the feelings and issues affecting their well being.

What is Creative Arts Therapy?

Your child may choose to explore his/her thoughts and feelings using:
  • drawing
  • painting
  • sand tray
  • clay
  • music
  • poetry
  • puppets

Each of these creative arts offers a way to externalise, reflect on and find a language for your thoughts and feelings. 

Your child does not need to feel creative or good at art.  Using the creative arts may help them to find a new, unexpected language for what they are feeling.  It is this language which is important, not being artistic.  In some, or all, of their sessions your child may just want to talk and I will always be guided by them.
Contact Me:

Please feel free to give me a call on 0794 1279177 and have a chat so that you can get a better sense of me and how I work.  I’m happy to answer any questions you may have and for you to tell me about the concerns you have for your child.  You can then decide if you would like to book an initial meeting.

Or you may prefer to click here to contact me by email.

Counselling and Psychotherapy for Children – Maidenhead

counselling and psychotherapy for children