As a parent of teenagers and former primary school teacher, I really enjoy working with teens and young adults.
As with most adults, teen and young adults have a need to feel accepted, while at the same time dealing with body and hormonal changes and the day to day pressure of social and emotional life.
Often young people hide how they are feeling - leading to elevated stress level and a general feeling of anxiety. I can help. Teaching them how to balance their lives, become of aware and move away from destructive thought patterns and opening their perspective on life and how they see themselves.
It is not an instant fix, but much can be achieved in a few sessions and when supported, negative patterns can be identified allowing the client to set up new and useful ways of thinking. I recommend the 5 week series to allow new patterns to become familiar and comfortable.
Parents can also benefit from this work. When communication and new patterns of thinking have been established on both sides, the family relationship will evolve too. Trust and respect from both sides builds strong bonds and happy homes.
Art for Anxiety
When young people have an outlet to express their feelings, say through music, dance, drama, art or creativity of some kind, it enables the build up of anxiety to weaken and eventually dissolve. An after-school Art for Anxiety class has been created to address this need in young people.
The course aims to allow self-expression through drawing and painting, class discussion, interactive drawing therapy and more. We are not meeting to dwell on the negative, but to focus on possibilities and build confidence and courage through art and creativity. This small group is nurtured, guided and supported to express themselves safely in a creative environment with the added bonus of meeting like-minded others on the same journey.
Be in love with your life - every minute of it.
Book an appointment:
First Session: 90 minutes. Cost: $90
Regular Sessions: 60 minutes Cost: $60
5 Session Series: This programme enables me to support you to create new habits, monitor your progress and provide tailored help as you grow while saving you money. We set the date of each session to match your current situation within a 3 month period. The 5 sessions includes the First 90 minute session. Cost: $250
My office is home-based at 19 Anne Street in Wadestown, Wellington.
Art for Anxiety
This programme is a 6 week series which repeats throughout the year. (see info to the left)
Date for start: 12 Oct 2017 (6 weeks)
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue: Hutt Art Society, 9-11 Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt.
Numbers limited to 6 pupils.
Cost: $30 casual, $150 6 sessions paid in advance
The fee can be paid by internet banking, cash or cheque before the session.