Children, who have no or a limited language with which to explain their inner world, can greatly benefit from art therapy’s gentle approach.
Difficulties associated with change, trauma, illness and disability, often causing distress both to themselves or their families, are met and explored. Thus, the development of self confidence is nurtured and challenging circumstances can be navigated, understood, and learned from.
Kate has developed a model that is specific to each child. Gathering imagery through drawing, sandplay, painting and model making, Kate observes the child’s way of being.
These observations, combined with information given by the parent, are distilled into story form, highlighting the child’s very individual challenges and offering a path forward to redeem them.