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Kids and Boundaries

I often work with extremely honest children. I ask questions that maybe parents aren’t able to ask and being neutral they are not afraid to hurt me with honesty. Boundaries come up either in the child coyly, with a smirk admitting to pushing the boundaries or...

What’s going on?

It is heartbreaking to hear a misunderstood child explain what is going on for them. The saddest thing I hear is children voicing that they are so broken, no one can help them. This belief is compounded when people dismiss their concerns about their mental health....

Getting help from a stranger

Had an appointment with a reluctant young lady, who was brought to see me by her concerned mum. Initially she refused to come in, I shared a bit about my story while she sat in the car. Mum and I retreated to my office to have a chat and 20 mins later the young lady...

Mental health in children

Having a conversation with a 16 year old last night about the pressures on children today made me understand why mental health issues are on the rise for children. Feeling anxious, depressed or having panic attacks can be the result of not feeling emotionally safe. In...