While adolescence can be an exciting time of growth and change it can also be a time of confusion, stress and conflict as teenagers learn to navigate this time.
I work with adolescents experiencing a range of issues including friendship & relationship issues, bullying, anxiety, depression, managing transitions and values clarification.
Parent & Child
Parenting is full of challenges and can feel overwhelming at times. Having someone outside of the family to talk with can offer another perspective. I take a collaborative approach when working with children and families by helping parents and carers gain an understanding of their child's behaviour
and offer strategies around positive parenting.
Life is complicated and messy, we get confused
and at times, feel defeated. We realise that we're constantly frustrated or angry, anxious or depressed. We think, "this is not how it is meant to be" and feel lost and unsure how to move forward.
If this is you, I can help you unravel what it is that is getting in the way of you living your best life, the life that you imagine for yourself.
Individual counselling sessions give you a time to focus on yourself, rediscover what is important to you in your life, how to manage strong emotions so they have less control over your life and begin to move in the
direction of being your best self.
I provide a safe and trusting environment where children are able to explore their thoughts and feelings in a non-threatening way. I use a child-centred, strengths-based approach integrating age appropriate activities such as sandplay therapy, art, puppets, story-telling and books.