AND BEHAVIOURAL CHILD ASSESSMENTS
During these Child Assessments
children are evaluated holistically to determine their level of emotional functioning and to determine how they experience
their immediate world in terms of family relationships, peer group relationships, their self-esteem and their emotional development.
By exploring their circumstances on their level using various play therapy techniques, enables me to identify
possible problem areas and the reasons thereof. Feedback is then given to parents and we collaboratively decide on a treatment
plan, which can be any of the following: bonding therapy to strengthen the attachment between parent and
child; play therapy; sand tray therapy; child counselling; parental
guidance; filial therapy or behavioural programs. Practical Guidelines are given about different ways
to react to children's behaviour and how to cope and deal with problematic issues.
CHILD COUNSELLING / PLAY THERAPY / SAND TRAY THERAPY
This is indicated
for children who struggle with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties; divorce; bereavement; other losses; trauma;
low self-esteem or any other school related problems e.g. bullying. Children do not have the ability to tell you in words
how they feel or why they behave the way they do - they communicate through play. By using these methods, the play therapist
creates a safe world for the child to be able to confidentially express their fears and anxieties and to help them to make
sense of their perceived chaotic world.
/ CBT / COUNSELLING / COACHING
Adults and Adolescents are seen for either counselling,
psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy or coaching. During the first interview we will determine what your specific
needs are and together work out a program to specifically address your needs in order for you to have a positive outcome achieving
During these sessions we might look at your overall life-work satisfaction.
We will collaboratively create achievable outcomes, learn how to manage stress and conflict, discover how to be motivated
all of the time, learn how to create the ideal work-life balance and learn how to make important decisions in your life. We
also might focus on negative automatic thoughts and how that influence your day to day functioning. It is also often necessary
to look at various past issues, making us have a look at your childhood or other important events that had an impact on your
Common problems that I will help you deal with are fears, phobias, traumas, anxiety,
panic attacks, depression, confidence, stress and relationship issues.
BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)
One of the main characteristics of CBT is that the therapist and client collaboratively
look at the client's problem, breaking it up into four main areas of cognitions, emotions, behaviour and the physiological
effect it has on the client. By collaboratively working on a formulation to determine the connection, it is a structured and
short term approach to help the client achieve their goals. This is very successful for treating depression, anxiety and panic
disorders, OCD and other problems related to low confidence and self-esteem. The client plays a very active role during these
sessions, making it an effective and evidence based approach.
PROGRAMMING (NLP) / TIMELINE THERAPY (TM)
NLP refers to the unconscious processes
we use to produce behaviour, and therefore results. This approach consists of a methodology and a series of techniques for
achieving what we want in our daily life. Its structure comes from modelling people and it teaches that it is not what happens
to you that makes a difference, but what you do with it. 'Neuro' refers to our nervous system and therefore includes
our five senses, 'Linguistic' refers to language and how we specifically use it to give meaning to our experiences
and 'Programming' indicates the ways in which we think and behave.
How we store our past
memories and planning our future forms a timeline. Timeline Therapy(TM) is mainly focussing on addressing the five major
negative emotions of anger, sadness, fear, hurt and guilt. It is a process that takes us back to the root cause
of events which will make it easier for us to let go of the negative emotions, enabling us to be mindful of the present
and the future.
Brainspottiing is a treatment
that uses the body's ability to heal. It reduces and eliminates the impact of unresolved trauma and distress. It is a
powerful psychotherapeutic method that works with the deep brain to help you heal. It is a focussed treatment that works by
identifying, processing anad releasing core neuro-physiological sources of emotional and body pain, and trauma.It is also
viewed as an intensive mindfulness technique, helping the client to process traumatic events. It is often enhanced by integrating
the use of bi-lateral sound therapy.