Maarit Rivers – Child Therapist/Supervisor
My therapy helps you to put the joy back in your child’s life
This long established therapy especially suits children who have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect. It is also suited for children not achieving to their maximum socially, culturally, physically and/or academically.
Your child might need help for grief and loss.
Is your child angry, anxious or withdrawn?
Does your child need help to cope with separation or divorce?
Problems start when a child has no way of expressing his or her inevitable deep feelings and emotions. I assist to resolve them.
Whilst usually unable to talk about inner problems, young children can and do express their problems in imagery and symbols. In my form of therapy, I use art, sandplay, play and talk. Your child experiences it as play but is deeply engaged in their inner self. Such play reveals their feelings and problems. This also helps them creatively and to think laterally. They learn to use this skill in other aspects of their life.
Children under twelve are rarely able to use words to express trauma or deep inner emotions. This inability to convey their anguish may lead to myriad problems: aggression, violence and self-harm, depression, non-talking, nightmares, bedwetting, school refusal, lack of confidence, lack of friends, and bullying or being a bully.