“The touchstone for family life is still the legendary ‘and so they were married and lived happily ever after.’ It is no wonder that any family falls short of this ideal.” (Salvador Minuchin)
Every child and young person goes through difficult phases. This is normal and an essential part of growing up. But sometimes conflict and crises can be overwhelming and anxiety, anger or sadness can turn into a mental health problem that requires treatment. Child and adolescent psychotherapy can help with a wide range of emotional and behavioural problems.
In my work I help children and young people to make sense of difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviour and support them in learning how to manage them. I am trained to work with children and young people -depending on their age- through play, through talking and through cognitive-behavioural interventions. I provide a consistent and safe setting where a child can begin to express their thoughts and feelings more freely and learn new ways of dealing with them.
The younger a child, the more important it is to involve parents in the therapeutic process. In my work I combine the systemic approach with cognitive-behavioural methods, which allows me to tailor interventions individually to each young person and their family.
There is no shame in getting professional help if you’re feeling stuck. It’s not about not having problems, it’s about knowing how to deal with them.
Please note that all work is confidential. The only exemption to confidentiality are child protection and serious risk issues. Meaning: Confidentiality does no longer apply if a child is at serious risk of being hurt or harmed by others or poses a serious risk to self or others.