What's On Your Wishlist?
“What’s on your wish list?” – The simple question behind bringing about change for you and your child.
One question I ask all parents when they first come in for a consultation, is: “If I ask you for a wish list regarding your child, what would be on that list?” In many cases, it’s the first time parents have been asked this by a therapist. It is a simple way to engage the parent into the special therapy process, which quite frankly, can be a difficult journey.
This question allows me to determine what the parents believe their child's needs are. A parent or caregiver is usually in the best position to know how to help his/her child. Of course, this doesn’t mean that I will provide a child with everything a parent wants, but it allows me to cater my services to each family.
Whilst I don't have a magic wand, nor can I promise to bring about a particular outcome, I am experienced in working holistically with children and families, taking into account their unique systems and experiences.
Accessing therapy can be overwhelming, not to mention the added stress of finding a professional whom you feel comfortable working with. Whatever the needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions.
So, what's on your wish list?