I offer an active listening, non-judgemental approach, that aims to identify strengths, work through and overcome challenges, and bring about improved overall well-being. I aim to provide a safe space for parents/carers to feel supported and where appropriate, set practical tasks that can help re-build relationships. In addition to having a Master’s degree in art psychotherapy, I also have a Mindfulness diploma, which may form part of the consultation sessions.
To feel heard and listened to is an important part of forming and maintaining positive relationships. I have learnt this through many years of working with families, adults, young people, and children in a variety of settings including in schools and within the community. Sometimes creativity can be a useful communicative tool and can capture thoughts, feelings, and emotions when words are too difficult or painful. It can help to tap into the unconscious and what isn’t being said, which overtime, can bring about healing.
I work holistically with parents/carers, recognising the many internal and external factors that contribute to difficulties within parental and family dynamics. Unresolved trauma, culture, identity, and differences are some of the areas I have worked through with parents, carers, and families.
The areas I work with include: Trauma, Attachment, Depression, Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Emotional and Psychological difficulties, Race, Culture, Identity, Bereavement, and Loss.