Girl with Drawing

CHILD COUNSELLING

Heal through imagination

I am a specialist working with children through play therapy. Through my training from Place2be I have a variety of creative tools I use to help understand the child through their world as sometimes young children do not know how to describe what may be going on, therefore through play it enables me to understand and help bring to attention how they may be feeling; and how we can find tools together to help manage these issues. I work with children from ages 5 and up with play therapy. 

If you notice any of the following, it may be an indication that they need help:

  • Do they seem overly angry or have aggressive behaviour?

  • Does your child seem sad or fearful for no reason?

  • Is your child overly anxious when you are separated?

  • Is your child’s shyness causing a problem?

  • Is your child displaying behaviours that they had grown out of? Such as sucking their thumb or talking in ‘baby talk’?

  • Does your child seem to have low self-esteem?

  • Does your child have problems sleeping, eating or eliminating waste?

  • Do you see a pre-occupation with sexual behaviour?

  • Does your child complain of physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach aches that don’t seem to have any connection to their physical health?

  • Has your childs’ behaviour changed over time?

I work with the following issues: 

  • A change in family dynamics. E.g. Divorce, new parents

  • Experiencing or witnessing physical, emotional or sexual abuse

  • Death or loss of a loved one

  • Physical/Terminal illness or Trauma

  • Eating Disorders

  • Friendship problems

  • Continuous body aches and pains which can’t be explained

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Behavioural Issues that are difficult to manage

  • Bullying