A variety of creative methods are used
I have worked extensively with children, young people and adults.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN
Children and adolescents may communicate their thoughts and feelings more naturally through using their imagination and being creative than they may do through the use of words. When I work with children, the sessions are play based, not necessarily relying on talking. I see children in a room which has a sand tray, sand tray objects, puppets, games, toys and art and craft materials, all of which he or she is welcome to use. I also establish clear boundaries so that the child feels safe and secure
WORKING WITH ADOLESCENTS
When I work with teenagers, it may be that talking is the best way of communicating. However, I always have art and craft materials on offer for a young person as it may give also them another way of communicating and/or help them relax in the session whilst talking.
WORKING WITH ADULTS
I am also trained to work with adults. I may offer the use of the sand tray during the sessions as this non verbal way of working can be very instrumental in helping people to understand their feelings or difficulties.
WORKING WITH FAMILIES
Rather than working with a young person alone, at times it may be helpful to work with parents and child together. It may be that the parents/young person need some help and support within their relationship and therefore this can be supported by someone who is not directly involved within the family structure.
Sessions take place in London, N20, UK. (Please see sessions for more details).
Sessions usually take place weekly on an agreed day and time. If you wish to make an initial appointment with Emma for yourselves and also to book weekly sessions for your child or adolescent please contact Sarah at Sarah@akidspace.co.uk .
Emma Cohn – MA child, adolescent and family therapy
Registered with the Health and Care Professionals council
Winner of best support service at the family law awards.