I work with children and young people aged 5 to 15 who may be experiencing emotional, behavioural and communication difficulties associated with any of the following:

  • loss and bereavement
  • parental separation and divorce
  • bullying, low self-esteem
  • anxiety and stress
  • eating disorders
  • trauma
  • abuse or neglect
  • adoption and fostering

Children and adolescents usually use play and art making as a way to express themselves and to work through worries and concerns. This can:

  • promote emotional and social well-being
  • build self-esteem and confidence
  • explore difficult feelings in a safe space
  • encourage self-expression
  • improve communication and relationships
  • encourage greater social awareness
  • develop boundaries
  • relationships and trust
  • explore body awareness and personal space