Hi, I’m Adele and I’m the founder and an Integrative Counsellor at Thriving Young Minds.
My interest in counselling started when I volunteered for Childline in 2000. From that point I knew I wanted to work with children and young people. I completed my training in Person-Centred Counselling in 2004 and went on to work for Childline, Greater Manchester Police, a mental health organisation in Australia and in education for eight years.
Since I qualified I have attended numerous professional courses and events, I love to keep learning and stay up-to-date with developments. Over the course of my career I have trained in other approaches to enhance what I offer and ensure each client gets a service appropriate to their needs. I have also obtained BACP accreditation which recognises high standards of achievement, knowledge and skills.
I have a particular interest in trauma, having written policies to respond to potentially traumatic incidents as well as working with the individual impact it has in all developmental stages through to adulthood.
I decided to set up Thriving Young Minds in 2018 because I wanted children and young people to have an opportunity to receive the service they deserve. The principles behind this are ones that have been so important to me over the years.
Hi, my name is Hayley, and I am a Person-Centred Counsellor at Thriving Young Minds.
I offer therapy in many different ways depending on individual need. Working with children and young people has been a passion of mine for many years; I have experience in various settings from community based, early years, charitable organisations supporting homeless young people, online and telephone support services, children’s social care, to secondary and further education.
Following my degree in Childhood Studies, I decided to specialise in counselling, combining the passion that I have working with children and young people with my hope to help them feel truly heard. All too often I came across children and young people who did not feel understood, did not feel listened to and did not feel that their voice was important. My aim as a counsellor is to achieve the opposite; I believe that everyone has the ability to express themselves uniquely, can make choices that are best for them, and develop resilience to help them cope with the various challenges that they may face.
During my time as a BACP registered counsellor, I have developed the following principles which outline the way in which I work:
If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything further please feel free to get in touch through the contact page.