Children and teens need counselling when they have problems and they can’t cope . Or they may need help when problems affect how well they do, feel, or act.
Creative work and play provides a gentle and profound person centred avenue for expression, the counselling relationship helps young people to develop self-awareness, understanding of themselves and relationships.
“It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.”
Donald Woods Winnicott (2005). “Playing and Reality”, p.73, Psychology Press
Child & Adolescent Counselling
The counselling helps children and young people to develop a growing sense of confidence and understanding.
It also provides an exploration of new ways of coping with difficulties and an increasing experience of well-being in relationship to self and others.
My work is guided by Shanker’s Self-reg ®, attachment theory, positive discipline and playfulness. I believe in a magic of play with children and youth.
I provide sessions for parents and carers to help them to understand their child’s needs and how to respond to them. I show parents are carers new ways of being with their children to support them in a best possible way.
Learning for parents and professionals
I work with individuals as well as with groups, providing workshops and training for parents and schools. I work both in a training room and online via webinars and podcasts.
I am available for individual consultations in person or over the phone/ Skype.