Lia Younes

 
 

 
 
 
 

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist 



Every child has a story to tell. I would like to offer each young person a safe space to not only share it, but also to help them make sense of it together. This is how we heal.

I am a fully qualified Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. Using many forms of creative arts-- from painting and drawing, to clay, puppets, sand play, music, drama, and body work-- I connect with children using their language: play and the imagination. I offer weekly 1:1 therapy sessions both in my private practice and in schools. I am bilingual and can work in either French or English.

I also support the adults in the child's life. Through bespoke group workshops and individual coaching (at home, at work, over coffee or walking together in a park!), I aim to empower and inspire you to become the nurturing figure you wish to be. Most importantly, I invite you to become more reflective: being curious about each child's experiences and also about your own: What are your triggers and why? How were your own parenting and schooling experiences growing up? How might they influence your relationship with this child today?

In addition, I can develop new creative programmes to support and educate young people on mental health. I also work with larger organisations in an advisory and consultancy role. I feel very passionate about sharing 'best practices' and all that I have learnt in the fields of child development, attachment and neuroscience. Together, we can thus create not only a safe, nurturing village around each child, but also a ripple effect of support reaching even more young people in our communities.


 

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Lia Younes

My own story brings together many different cultures and languages (I am bilingual in French and English): I am fascinated by human development and how our earliest experiences can influence our lives. I have learned to truly respect each individual’s unique and diverse stories. I feel honoured to support children and adults on their courageous and creative journeys, and I continue to learn from them every day.