Sandplay and symbol work is one form of counselling allowing the individual to participate in a non-verbal creative process. In a safe and protected space, and using miniature figures in a small sandtray, you use your imagination to create a three-dimensional expression of your ‘inner world’. Bringing this inner world into the open can aid in reducing emotional causes behind difficult behaviours.
All the while the therapist stays nearby, to help if and when needed.
With an extensive research and literature base, Sandplay is a powerful therapeutic method. Sandplay Therapy can be used with children, adolescents and adults, in schools, welfare agencies and private practice.
In addition to being a Sandplay Counsellor I am an Early Childhood Educator. I have had many wonderful years with children, parents and colleagues as a kindergarten teacher, tertiary lecturer, workplace trainer, mentor and speaker.
As a speaker, I travel wherever needed, to share many aspects of education that I have enjoyed and learnt over the years. Through presentations, practical experiences and discussion I cover much that is of importance to us as individuals and professionals.
I acknowledge the traditional owners of Australia and I pay my respect to their tribal elders. I celebrate their continuing culture and I acknowledge the memory of their ancestors.