Children and Young People
Children and young people usually have more capacity than adults to use imagination and metaphor. Play as observed in children can offer deep insights into their emotional and psychological worlds. Offering space to a child or young person to use their own creativity can lead to them working through for themselves some of the issues they may be experiencing.
I approach my work with young people in a way which incorporates the child's immediate environment - usually their home environment - to ensure that the child is seen in their context, rather than as an isolated entity. I believe that children and young people often 'act out' something which is happening - visibly or invisibly - within the environment. I generally do not view the child as 'the problem', but invite the environment, wherever possible, into the space, in order to observe and gain insight into what it is the child is 'symptomatising'.
What to do if you feel a young person in your care needs some support:
Simply call me on 07510 164981 or click here to complete a short contact form. We can arrange a time to speak on the phone, before moving on to further work with your child/young person.
Childline 0800 1111
Creative, Embodied, Relational