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What is Sandplay therapy?

a sandtray

In the 1950s, Drs Dora M. Kalff and Margaret Lowenfeld combined the Jungian use of symbology and archetypes, with an invented apparatus to create Sandplay Therapy. Sandplay is a modality where the focus is upon the experience itself and there is an assumption that a person’s psyche can and will, heal itself. Every therapy session is unique and creative, allowing clients to investigate and act out conflict and aspects of what Jung referred to as their shadow side.

Although originally conceived for working with children, Sandplay is equally effective with adults either as individuals, couples or families.

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p align=”left”>In my experience, Sandplay therapy is suitable for everyone and I offer it to all clients who come for counselling. A typical session will last one hour, during which the client will complete their sandtray and tell me their story.

Through my guidance, various objects may then be moved about or their meanings reconsidered. It is not uncommon for clients to dream vividly after therapy, as they unconsciously continue to explore their created world.

Sandplay therapy is suitable for anyone interested in emotional healing or greater understanding of themselves. If you are interested in knowing more about this fascinating therapy or wondering if it may be suitable for you, please contact me for more details.

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The Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, has advised that “ALL allied health businesses nationally can continue working and are encouraged to do”. He has encouraged providers to continue vital face-to-face services where possible.

These are challenging times for everyone, but your personal and relationship issues continue to need assistance. My practice is still open for hypnotherapy and individual or relationship counselling, including Rekindle the Love workshops.

If you are sick or have come into contact with the Coronavirus at any point, and/or if you have recently been overseas, please stay at home and contact me on 0407 009 050 to reschedule your appointment.

The safety of my clients and wider community is of utmost importance to me, and my home-based clinic is fully compliant with the new social distancing rules and hygiene practices. I have ensured that appointments are staggered so that you and your partner, where appropriate, are the only clients visiting my practice, at any one time.

Video and tele-consult sessions are available for both individuals and couples, including a program for couples to complete a Rekindle the Love workshop, online.

Please contact me for more information.

Coronavirus and social isolation will add to existing pressure points on relationships, so don’t let your marriage become a coronavirus casualty.

Read the article by Hayley Gleeson of the ABC “How to stay married through Coronavirus“.

I thank you for your continued support in these uncertain times and know that together we will get through this.