Counselling For Children
Beverley works with children of any age starting at about two and a half to three years of age. The child needs to be old enough to engage in some kind of imaginative pretend play. I also work with teenagers and adults.
Beverley can advise parents on what changes may help their child at home or at school. She also has some play therapy techniques and talking techniques for resolving issues or trauma.
Sandplay Therapy is ideal for children because it is natural for them to express how they are feeling through play with symbolic figures, especially if they do not wish to talk.
The sand in itself is also soothing, calming and a transformative modality for helping resolve any issues they are struggling with such as a loss, difficulties at school, a learning disability, low self esteem or a traumatic event.
Creating many scenes in sand trays in a therapeutic free and protected space of non judgement and caring, helps children get to the heart of the inner conflict about their most important issue, and they eventually find their own strength and insight to resolve it. This often leads to more confidence, being more successful and improved relationships.
I also may teach children how to handle their emotions and get along with others through the Tools for Life approach, and give advice for parents on what changes may help the child at home or at school. I also have some talking techniques for resolving trauma that are amazing for children that are willing to talk.