I believe that all children have enormous potential, regardless of their circumstances. I support children in developing their emotional, social and coping skills and self-esteem. I work with a variety of concerns, including delays in development, struggles at school, feelings of anxiety or depression, behavioural issues, difficulties with attention, grief and loss, traumatic experiences, sexual abuse, and adjustment to foster care and adoption. I have a particular interest and experience with issues relating to autism and gender identity.
I have experience and training in various types of play therapy including sand play therapy and nondirective play therapy. While primarily attachment and relationship oriented, my work with children also draws on narrative, cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness, and expressive arts techniques. I meet children where they are at developmentally, and draw on their individual interests and preferences.
Areas worked with include: