I am a Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, with a diploma in Gestalt Therapy and certificate in Integrative Supervision andalso in Online Counselling. I work with individuals(children and adults), as well as with couples and families. I am experienced in training, facilitation and team management.
Iam passionate about my work, and believe the greatest outcomes happen through establishing a safe and boundaried relationship with the client, which provides the backdrop for a good working alliance in which they can then trust the process of balancing support and challenge, to achieve their desired life changes.
I have extensive experience of working with numerous organisations supporting children and young people (from 5 years old), whether in a school, sixth-form college or community setting, through various social and emotional needs;particularly children transitioning through abuses, behavioural issues,anxiety, depression, emotional and social challenges and changes,including sexual health and relational concerns, and self-harm.This may include family therapy with the wider family members as a group. Where necessary,I liaise with on-site medical staff or external professionals to signpost clients when appropriate.
My experience includes supporting children with visual, hearing and physical disabilities, and also individuals living with, or impacted by life limiting illness, through one to one and group activities.Liaising with schools, families, and other professionals where appropriateoffers a holistic approach to supporting client needs. I also provide bespoke training when requested, to enhance the services provided by an organisation.
I support adults in a private setting, via personal enquiries or EAP referrals, to provide short and long-term therapyas appropriate. I work with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, family crises, bereavement/loss, trauma, and surviving childhood sexual abuse. I also provide clinical supervision to qualified and trainee therapists.Vivine Banton