Most parents would agree that children are a joy! We want the best for our children, to see them happy, and live fulfilling lives.
At times, raising children can be challenging. When children are struggling, it is sometimes difficult and confusing for parents. In a safe, non-judgemental environment, I enjoy helping parents turn their children's challenges to an experience of growth that taps into more of the child's potential and helps them to see how wonderful they are.
Play, art and sandplay therapy are helpful in communicating with children at both a verbal and nonverbal level. Research indicates that children’s neurology and brain functioning continues to develop well into adulthood. It has also been shown that during the pre-pubescent years children continue to relate on a non-verbal level while mastering their cognitive and verbal skills.
For this reason it is important that counseling for children includes not only verbal interaction between the therapist and child, but play, art, and knowledge of the symbolic. Studies also reveal that non-directive play therapy decreases a child’s stress and blocks to achievement in school and social relationships allowing them to thrive and grow.