What is Counselling?
Counselling helps people to better cope with issues and to explore their full potentials. With an understanding of their own feelings and the reasons behind the behaviour, people can feel more confident and better manage their emotional, behavioural, and social interactions. Professional support and interventions at an early stage of life are believed to have a profound impact.
Within a safe and supportive environment, children and young people can be helped to make sense of their thoughts, behaviours and feelings, and more importantly, to be encouraged to express themselves in various ways.
Everyone is unique. I adapt different theories and ideas to meet every individual’s needs. Depending on age and interests, children and young people are free to choose ways in which they feel most comfortable exploring and expressing their thoughts and feelings, including talking, art and craft, role-playing, sand tray, puppets, singing, storytelling and board games.
Here are some issues I have explored with my clients,
Anxiety, Low Mood or Anger
Self-Acceptance: low confidence and low self-esteem, feeling inadequate.
Self-Harm: self-hurting thoughts or behaviours.
Traumatic Experience: racist, bullying, sexual, or violent.
Loss or Bereavement
Relationship Issues: with family members, friends, or others.
Family Conflicts: including the issues caused by the conflicts among other family members.
Coping with Transitions: such as moving to a new school or house.
Coping with Adaptation: such as studying or living in a new country or culture.
Coping with Changes: such as a friend’s leaving or a new sibling.
Theraplay® Informed Practice
Theraplay® is a parent-child therapeutic model, which involves playful and structured interactive activities. It provides both the child and the parent with positive and reciprocal experiences of safety, regulation, self-esteem, and social engagement.
I am currently undertaking Theraplay Level 1 & MIM (Marschak Interaction Method Assessment) training. So, I am able to incorporate Theraplay informed practice and MIM assessment under supervision. Please contact me for details about how I deliver and charge for Theraplay informed practice and MIM assessment.
Please visit The Theraplay Institute to know more about how Theraplay works.
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