COUNSELLING FOR CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
Sandplay and Play therapy Work
By arranging small toys in a sand tray children, adolescents and adults are able to unlock their subconscious and reveal hidden problems.
A sand tray full of sand beckons to us to be touched and shaped. As we play by placing the figurines in the sand and heaping it into hills and valleys we begin to feel better and understand ourselves as we share what we are doing with the counsellor. These tiny toys can represent members of our family, friends or just parts of ourselves – something inside us resonates with them as we begin to reveal a story. Children, in particular, love sandplay because it is hands-on and highly effective in helping with emotions and difficult behaviours.
Parents can watch as the child begins to express his or her unconscious and gentle questions are encouraged as the child plays and everyone is given a photograph of their artwork so that we can keep an eye on their progress as they begin to feel better.
Confidence and Teenage issues
Teenagers often find their confidence at risk. Perhaps their parents focus on their outcomes rather than their efforts - a failed exam can seem like the end of the world and this can give the teen a powerful message about how others see (or even love) him or her. Broken relationships, body image and general fear of leaving school and entering the outside world can be enough to bring on depression and lack of motivation. Again, talking things through with a counsellor and, in some cases, the use of hypnosis can make a huge difference in empowering the adolescent and equipping him or her for adulthood.
Contact me on 01252 726450 or 07900 387978 or email [email protected]