Supporting children & parents during challenging times.

Who I Am


My Support Service

My Support Service

My Support Service

My 20 years of experience working theraputically with children and young people enables me to offer effective, individualised service of well being and care. I offer counselling and parenting support for a variety of needs and provide a service in the home, online or at my private practice in Barnet.   


Therapeutic Focus

My Support Service

My Support Service

My child therapy helps children and young people to understand some of the challenges they are facing.  Together, we can improve your child's self-confidence and emotional wellbeing.  Early intervention can prevent issues escalating.  

These issues could include:

  • Anxiety and depression.
  • Anger.
  • Fear and Phobias.
  • Self Esteem and Identity.
  • Difficulty making friends.
  • Grief and Loss - through separation, divorce or bereavement.
  • Life events - changing schools, exams, moving home, arrival of a new sibling and many more day-to-day challenges children face.


What I offer

My Support Service

What I offer

Packages consist of 6 sessions followed by review. 

One to one Child & Adolescent counselling 50min sessions 

Parent & Child  Attachment based interventions 50min sessions 

Parent Coaching  60min sessions

Transition to Reception & Secondary 

Preparing you and your child with the emotional tools you will need during this big step. 

Growing Together 

A programme to support bonding with your child.

Sensory Basket Play under 2s 

A programme to develop vocabulary and communication skills with your child. 

Schemas and behaviour under 4s

A programme to understand how children learn through patterns of play and how understanding this can support with behaviour. 

Young peoples platform 

A space for you and your teenager to both feel heard and validated during challenging times. 

Home visit obseravtions and family support - bespoke packages 

Remote sessions available 



Parenting Coaching

From new born to young adults 

1.5 hour workshop 

  • Understanding Child Development 
  • Neuroscience - Upstairs/Downstairs Brain
  • Regulation techniques 
  • Family Values 
  • Parenting Styles 
  • My inner child 

Teacher training 
Safeguarding training 
Early years support

Education Services


I have over 20 year's experience of working with schools, children's centres and health professionals. I provide support to schools, parents, young adults and children to assist with mental wellbeing. I provide 

one-to-one or small groups packages to build self-esteem and confidence, by equipping children with strategies to better cope with school and everyday life. My style of therapy supports children and young people to explore their thoughts and feelings, express themselves, and make sense of the world around them.


Therapeutic Sessions

Primary (4-11)      

Secondary (12-18)

Children often express their experiences and knowledge of their world around them through play.  It can be their communication to inform others how they feel. I provide a resource-filled room of materials for your child to discover, to tell their stories and share their feelings.  Allowing children to explore and communicate with materials that are natural to their play, produces highly effective outcomes in emotional development. 


Parent Therapy

Do you worry you are not a good enough parent? 

My attachment based counselling offers you a space to process your own experiences of being parented and what changes you may want to make as a parent to your children.

Individual or Couples.


Remote Therapy Sessions

What to expect  

In many ways, your child’s online play therapy will be surprisingly similar to what they would experience during a session in my practice. 

Ahead of your child’s session I would like to ask you to provide some typical items that might be used: 

• Paper 

• Crayons, coloured pencils and/or markers  

• Small assortment of toys  

• Playdoh  

• Any art/story/music/poetry the child would like to share  

One significant difference I find with online therapy is that I can easily tailor session length and frequency to your child’s needs.  

This means that if your child would benefit from multiple sessions per week that are only 15minutes in length we can do that.  

Or perhaps your child has a 25-minute session on Monday afternoon followed by a 25-minute session on Wednesday evening.  

We can adapt this as we go in order for your child to make the best of their session.  

How much does it cost?

Please feel free to contact me about costs-it is important to tailor make sessions to your particular child and family.

Whats Next?

Send me an email

Contact me

The first step is for the parent/guardian to contact me and to have a chat about what is going on for the child or young person. This is a chance for us to chat about your worries and how counselling or parent support might help. 

This will enable me to provide you with a bespoke treatment plan for your child. The first few sessions are 'getting to know' your child. Sessions would usually be once a week. Or you the parent may have sessions with me, so I can provide you with parenting strategies.

Claire Jakobsson - Child Therapeutic Arts

EN5 5EE, Barnet, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

07740 071 556