I am a Registered Counsellor in Private Practice. I specialise in play therapy with children of all ages, with the aim of preventing, resolving and promoting optimal child growth and development. The professional services that I offer include play therapy, counselling, school readiness assessments and parental guidance and support.

I have a passion for children and their families, to assist them with whatever life struggles they are facing in a non-threatening, holistic approach. The counselling and play therapy that I offer, is facilitated in both individual and group sessions. I view each child as an individual and in relation to external support systems, which can include one's family, friends and or school. These external support systems are acknowledged in the therapeutic process.

Play therapy is a form of counselling that therapeutically engages the power of play in a safe and unthreatening environment and provides an opportunity for the child to communicate and express emotions, feelings, experiences and behaviour and therefore resolves internal conflicts and undesirable behaviour.

Play therapy can help with:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety/ stress
  • Aggression
  • Anger
  • Self-esteem concerns
  • Social difficulties
  • Grief/ loss
  • Bullying (Victim and perpetrator)
  • Discipline concerns
  • Divorce
  • Sibling rivalry

Counselling is a therapeutic intervention, whereby the client is able to talk about, express and deal with any undesirable thoughts and feelings.

Counselling, can help with:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety/ stress
  • Aggression
  • Anger
  • Grief/ loss
  • Bullying (Victim and perpetrator)
  • Discipline concerns
  • Self-esteem concerns
  • Social difficulties
  • Divorce
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Understand yourself and your problems better
  • Develop a better understanding of other people's points of view.

Parental guidance and support assists parents in exploring options or alternatives to the family's current ways of functioning within the family system.

The key areas of focus in this regard include;

  • Difficulties in communicating with your child
  • Difficulties understanding your child and his/her behaviours
  • Challenges with discipline
  • Challenges with motivating your child in any area of their life
  • Managing adjustments to family functioning following divorce, relocation, bereavement, traumatic event or addition of family members.

The school readiness assessment instrument covers holistic child development and assesses the various areas of development that are important for children to enter formal schooling.

Areas of development include:

  • Social and emotional development
  • Physical and gross motor abilities
  • Fine-motor coordination
  • Visual perception and integration
  • Mathematical or numeracy ability
  • Body awareness and self-knowledge
  • Language, cognitive thinking and auditory perception