Oh hey, I'm Meg!

WHATEVER BROUGHT YOU HERE, I'M SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE. I INVITE YOU TO EXPLORE THIS SITE AND REACH OUT TO SEE IF YOU THINK WE MAY BE A GOOD FIT. 

I am passionate and laid-back, I value connection and honesty with my clients. My approach is ​gentle, challenging, compassionate, authentic, and lighthearted. It is incredibly important to me that my clients feel safe, heard, and respected. It is my job to meet you where you are, not where I think you should be. 

 

SERVICES

Using play, children are often able to act out, explore and resolve the experiences that are causing them pain.

 

Through role playing, painting, story-telling, playdough-modelling or doll play, children find outlets for their anger, sadness or fear. By projecting their emotional conflicts, children are able to confront their fears indirectly, at a safe distance.

Every child is unique and special but sometimes they experience problems with feelings or behaviours the cause disruption to their lives and the lives of those around them.

Play Therapy

We can explore practical strategies that you can implement right now to start cultivating real change.

 

We will look at your environment, relationships, thoughts, beliefs and emotions to work out what's really holding you back. Old stories we tell ourselves, trauma, and toxic thought patterns that stem as far back as childhood can continue to haunt us even as adults. 

I help facilitate your healing process, no matter what that may look like. Book a 15 minute free consultation to see if we are a good fit!

Adult Therapy/ Coaching

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you.

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Parenting is a hard job and it can sometimes feel like an emotional rollercoaster, especially because children don’t come with an instruction manual! 

 

You might sometimes want to ask your children “what do you want from me?” But in actual fact our children ARE the instruction manual. We just need to learn what to look for.

Parent Support

The purpose of clinical supervision, as compared to line management supervision, is for the supervisor to help the supervisee become more effective in helping other persons ie the children in the case of play therapy. 

 

The role of a Clinical Supervisor is to provide support and advice upon issues that arise during the therapist’s clinical work. These may be matters of therapeutic techniques, therapeutic relationships, difficult problems, ethical decisions or issues that impact personally upon the therapist caused by the therapeutic process.

Clinical Supervision

The primary focus of the Theraplay® model is the parent child relationship, including adoptive parents and foster carers. The aim is to strengthen or re-establish the parent -child bond following loss, trauma, or separation.

Theraplay® is a useful therapeutic model for children with a variety of social and emotional difficulties, as well as acting as a useful preventative tool to strengthen the parent-child relationship in the face of increased risk factors.

Theraplay® involves emotionally attuned, interactive, physical play, with nurturing touch as an integral part of the therapist, child, carer interaction. The focus of the therapy is based in the here and now, rather than on an analysis of past trauma experiences, interpretation of play, or pretend play. It is geared to the child’s emotional level, and therefore may often include games usually played with younger, pre-verbal children.

Theraplay®

The starting point for Theraplay® is the Marschak Interaction Method (MIM), an assessment of the parent/carer – child interaction. These patterns are analysed within four parameters: Challenge, Structure, Nurture and Engagement. The analysis is used to guide the direction of the therapy treatment plan, which is then developed in consultation with the child’s parent/carer. 

The MIM, is a structured observation technique designed to assess the quality and nature of child-carer interaction to identify how the child reacts to the carer’s attempts to:

  • Structure the environment and set clear, appropriate expectations and limits

  • Engage the child in interaction whilst being attuned to the child’s state and reactions

  • Respond in a nurturing way to the child’s needs, including being able to soothe and calm the child when needed

  • Provide and respond to challenge in an appropriate way

MIM Assessment

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Foundations for Life, 2 Hemyock Road, Plumstead

info@therapywithmeg.co.za

076 561 2927