I enjoy working with children and adolescents. My goal at the start is to create a strong relationship with them so that they can feel relaxed and safe with me so that they can share their current struggles. A variety of tools are used to help children with their struggles. Whether that be a form of art therapy, using mindfulness strategies, or looking at how thoughts may be distorted. All strategies are considered to find the best method for the young client.
When working with a minor it is important to note that parental consent must be obtained. I invite parents to be a part of this journey. In the first session I meet with parents to provide them with information. As well, so that they can provide me with information on their child. Collaborative work with the child is done to ensure the child feels comfortable with the counselling process.