COUNSELLING FOR CHILDREN
Counselling for children aged 4 years and older is provided in a safe and non-threatening environment.
I use a play-based approach for younger children which allows the child to explore and process difficult and challenging life experiences in a safe way.
For older children and adolescents, I work according to the young person's individual needs. This may involve talk therapy or I may incorporate talk therapy with other creative tools such as art or games.
I have a special interest in working with children who have experienced:
Traumatic or distressing events
Family separations and are having difficulty adjusting to the changes
Substance misuse in the home eg parents who have been or are dependent on drugs or alcohol.
For children who have experienced distressing or traumatic events, I am also able to provide EMDR therapy for children and adolescents.