I offer psychological therapy from 5 years upwards using play therapy, art, creative materials and music to support children to explore and express themselves. I help them build their understanding of themselves and their world and recover from difficulties such as anxiety, depression, attachment issues, bullying, loneliness and isolation.
The first session will usually be a parent/ guardian session, followed by one session with parents and the child. After this, I generally work one to one with the child and invite parents to join for family sessions at relevant points in therapy. I also often run parent sessions alongside the child sessions.
Overall my aim is to support the whole family system and therefore where appropriate I also liaise with school. Mainly, due to the use of creative materials, sessions for children take place in my clinic or online, but occasionally an outside walk and talk session may be appropriate for older children.