incorporating FSK Counselling

Child Therapy

When working with children the methodology of a talking therapy is often too difficult. The questioning, exploring and considering is not appropriate for children when they often don’t know how they feel, or have not learned how to express their thoughts and feelings. This can be especially true when it comes to children and traumatic events.

Instead, I use creative and artistic ways to provide the child with a way to express their feelings and emotions. Games, sand tray, drawing and many other toys are used as child friendly tools for alternative communication and interpretation. I utilise a whole host of ways to engage a child or young person in a truly meaningful dialogue for profound personal change. Over time this relationship can enable the child to widen the relational options with self or others.

This type of therapy is combined with other integrative approaches to provide a holistic approach for children so the focus can be on healing.

I am fully qualified child counsellor and qualified practitioner in child EMDR and child hypnotherapy, with younger children I often work the parents, attachment figure in the room and support the parents to parent therapeutically during their child's process.