My goal as a therapist is to help your child or teenager function better and feel better!
Some children are stressed and find it hard to trust others. They are afraid to seek comfort and yet unable to soothe themselves. They may not be communicating through language, but through actions and behaviours.
Some of the problems or types of behaviours which your child or teenager is showing:
Appears worries or anxious
Problems at school, academically or socially
Changes in mood
Bullying or being bullied
Difficulty adjusting to divorce or relocation
Counselling can help you and your child to have more peace and happiness.
Why choose me as your child therapist?
I use a holistic therapy approach, which aims to match the developmental needs of The children and help in the assessment process and interventions.
I use nonverbal expressive therapy in my practice, to help children feel safe, and to help them trust the process of therapy so they don’t have to rely on their cognition to express themselves.
I have extensive training in creative therapies.
I am trained in art therapy and creative therapies as well as sound knowledge of trauma and attachment problems.
I recognize that children are naturally drawn to making art.
How does it work?
The art making provides a way to help the child express their inner world, before they even have words to describe feelings.
The process of the art making helps the child focus on emotional self-regulation, self- soothing, mastery and control through the senses.
Creating art using symbol images provides boundaries and containment for
children. Thoughts and feelings on the paper may appear less threatening and give children a sense of control.
There is always hope. You are not alone.
I believe there is always hope, and you and your child can learn new skills to solve any problem regardless of what it is. It will take time, effort and commitment, but you and your family can be happier.
To book an appointment or to find out more call me on 0412 396 644 or send an email via our contact page.
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For a FREE confidential 15-minute phone consultation