The Maris Practise
Amyand Park Road
07387 965 884
Integrative Child Psychotherapy is a supportive, and effective way of working with children to help them with the things that are troubling them through the use of arts, play, and the relationship with the therapist, in a safe and confidential space.
The use of the arts, play, storytelling, puppetry and Sand play in sessions gives children a natural and safe way of communicating and processing their feelings, for which they often do not have words for. The sensory nature of arts and play mediums also helps children to develop their ability to self-regulate.
The aim of sessions is to help children to process and organise their feelings so that they are able to manage them more effectively – and so that they cause less pain to the self and others.
Integrative Child Psychotherapy can be helpful for a variety of issues that can affect a child's well being.
My integrative framework combines different approaches such as Psychodynamic, Relational, Humanistic, Solution focused, CBT, Neuroscience and Attachment based. The methods I use vary depending on the needs of my client and their presenting issues.
My therapy room contains a variety of creative media such as art materials, puppets, sand play and small world materials to facilitate exploration and expression of feelings and thoughts.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Integrative Child Psychotherapist MA and Counsellor, and a registered member of BACP. I have an MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Counselling. I have extensive experience working with children, parents and school staff privately and within school settings. Also within my 8 years experience as a qualified primary school teacher PGCE.
My experience is in working therapeutically with children on a variety of issues that affect their well being and emotional health such as; anxiety, low self-esteem, separation anxiety, bereavement and loss, divorce and separation, bullying, anger management issues and challenging behaviour, self-harm, depression, abuse, neglect, domestic violence, addiction, trauma, Autistic spectrum disorders and Global developmental delay.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Fees will be agreed before our initial assessment meeting and will take personal circumstances into consideration.
The initial assessment meeting lasts between 60 and 75 minutes.
Individual sessions which last 50 minutes are charged at £60 per session.
The fees are lower for Group Work sessions and will depend on the number of members taking part in the group.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|