Child & Family Counsellor

Art-N-Soul Therapy

“Children must never work for our love, they must rest in it”
by Gordon Neufeld

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ACA Member 17284

“The Right Choice for Children & Families”

– We Work With –
Individuals, Families, & Groups.

Child & Family Counselling and Brain health education one on one & small group work. A Redlands based Counselling Service, with a passion to support mental health & wellness for our children & their families. We offer one on one & small group work which incorporates art to foster healing & wellness. We recognise the unique gifts & challenges of all children & tailor the session to the individual.

Students with well-developed social and emotional skills find it easier to manage themselves, relate to others, develop resilience, a sense of self-worth, resolve conflict, engage in teamwork, and feel positive about themselves and the world around them. The development of personal and social capability is a foundation for learning and for citizenship.

Individual Therapy

Family Care

Group Therapy

– Brain Health Education –

Early intervention & laying a foundation for optimal development is our passion. Creativity and innovation have risen to the forefront of 21st century key learning outcomes. Children must develop their creative skills to adequately prepare them to enhance their success in school across all subject areas & also for later in life. Creating awareness of mental health through evidence-based strategies can help build skills of emotional regulation. Through embracing practices of mindfulness, gratitude, compassion, courage & grit the outcome of boosting resilience & confidence can be achieved.

 

3 Main goals;

1. To protect & strengthen our mental health.
2. Practice skills now, so they will help us in tricky times ahead
3. Learn what it takes to flourish ( NOT to feel happy all the time)

Compassion-Gratitude- Mindfulness- Brain awareness- Grit- Courage

Art-N-Soul
– Vision & Mission –

It is our vision through early intervention, every child has access to an effective & affordable social, emotional & physical education by integrating this with the Arts. Children must develop their creative skills to adequately prepare them to enhance their success in school across all subject areas & also for later in life.

Counselling goal is to provide a warm, safe & creative space to explore together any emotional behavioural & interpersonal challenges. Drawing from a holistic, childcentred, trauma informed practices, we utilise creative expression such as art & play-based approaches to gentle encourage, express & explore the challenges.

A variety of intervention modalities can also draw from Mindfulness, psychoeducation, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Solution focused brief therapy.

creative art painting

– The Benefits of –
Art-N-Soul

Children respond especially well to creative arts therapy because they are innately imaginative, inventive, and spontaneous.

Develop and practice new coping skills

Find new ways to solve problems and approach challenges

Reduce negative behaviours, as they learn ways of managing and expressing emotions

Increase confidence, resilience and self worth

Practice skills in communicating and building relationships, in ways that allow them to be their authentic self

Process traumatic memories and reduce anxiety

Develop and practice new coping skills

Find new ways to solve problems and approach challenges

Reduce negative behaviours, as they learn ways of managing and expressing emotions

Increase confidence, resilience and self worth

Practice skills in communicating and building relationships, in ways that allow them to be their authentic self

Process traumatic memories and reduce anxiety

– WHO WE ARE –

Popular Counselling Services

Small group work (up to 2 children 30minutes or 1 hour sessions)
One on one (up to 1 hour)

*10% discount for prepay booking for 10 wk term

Why Choose Art-n-Soul Therapy?

Caring

Dedicated Counsellor

Personal Connection with
Children & their Families

Build Excellent Quality of Life

Person-Centered Approach

Dedicated & Respect

Supporting you, your way!

Whether a teenager or a small child, child counselling can be incredibly supportive for children and their families, when facing difficulties in their lives.
Perhaps you have noticed that your child experiences symptoms of phobias or anxiety or possibly depressive symptoms. May be you are worried that your child has difficulty with friendships, is disruptive in school or is possibly depressed.

Child counselling can help.

Child counseling provides an environment for the child to safely explore, express and resolve areas of distress in their lives.

Who Can Benefit from Children & Young People Counselling?

Child counseling is appropriate for small children up to approximately 10 year olds. We regularly support children that are struggling with issues related to:
• friends
• seperation anxiety
• school transition
• bullying
• illness
• blended families
• death
• learning difficulties
• mental illness
• separated families
• addiction in the family
• family financial stress
• and sadly abuse

In these situations, not knowing how to make sense of what is happening in their worlds, young children can become highly distressed, often feeling like they are at fault. Even though teens are more able to understand these sorts of events, they too can become overwhelmed with conflicting emotions, and feel responsible. In addition, for teens, common reasons for seeking counselling can be around bullying, peer pressure and feeling like they fail to fit in, which can lead to depressive symptoms & suicidal ideation.

– What you will Experience at –
Art-N-Soul Therapy

Children with both natural life challenges, or delayed development & addition needs, may not have the language skills to express themselves, but they still have a voice. Putting their feelings into a poem, song or painting gives children a safe outlet for negative emotions through an enjoyable activity, which accelerates the healing and growth process.

More importantly for some, Expressive art therapy allows children to express themselves and their ideas without having to put them into words. These welcomed forms of authentic expression awaken a child’s imagination and creativity to help them discover who he or she is and how to engage their senses. They can also bring a sense of calm to their body, positively affecting their function, mood, cognition, and behaviour.

To participate in expressive art therapy, you do not need any prior experience with art or a ‘natural’ artistic ability. The process itself is one of exploration with no ‘wrongs’ and no ‘rights.’ The practice allows everyone to use creative activities in ways that support them best without judgment. We recognise the unique gifts & challenges of all children & can tailor the sessions to a group focus goal or individual needs.

– Message From –
Counsellor Lee Scurry

BPsych Sc, GradDipCouns, QCEd,
ACA Member 17284
Family and Child Counsellor Lee Scurry

“Peace is a practice”

Family and Child Counsellor Lee Scurry

“Peace is a practice”

“Poor mental health is a serious issue, but mental health education does not have to be”. With a whole school integrated approach, we want to see children, families, and teachers with the same awareness of looking after their mental health as they do for their physical health. “We can support the Australian Early Education & Primary Education curriculum by overtly teaching social & emotional wellbeing skills based on current neuro-science research. We also have a written curriculum for ‘Respectful Relationships & Consent”. To support our young people to develop behaviours & attitudes that promote healthy, safe & respectful relationships.

By utilizing the creative process while exploring emotions, thoughts, and character strengths we can offer a safe space to support individuals to develop self-awareness and may also assist with unresolved conflict or trauma.

Some recent concerning statistics in Australia:

  • Suicide is the leading cause of death among young people accounting for more deaths than skin cancer & car accidents
  • The largest burden of disease affecting 0–14-year old’s is mental health issues
  • 24% of primary school children have a mental health issue
  • 40% of High School children have a mental health issue
  • 50% of Adult mental health issues start by the age of 14

Lee is registered with ACA ( Australian Counselling Association) & has years of experience in both the public & private sector & schools. We can accept NDIS clients who are self-managed & plan managed. (Children younger than 6 years old with a developmental delay may be eligible for the NDIS under the early intervention requirements)

– Contact Us at –
Art-N-Soul Therapy

Contact Info

Address

Private Practice
Redland Bay, QLD 4165

Phone Number

Phone : 0405 858 267

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0405 858 267

Local Redlands owned counselling service to facilitate a full group of Pre-school children or small group classes and or one-on-one sessions of Social and Emotional Artistic Learning (SEAL) for the children of your Childcare centre.

Useful Links

Useful Links

The Optimistic Child

An Introduction to Positive Psychology
Building Resilience

The Penn Resiliency Program

Flourish
Ted Talk by Martin Seligman
The Nun Study
Children’s Mindsets

Bio on Karen

Cont. Useful Links

Ted Talk by Dr Carol Dweck on Mindset
Links to resources on growing Mindset

The Penn Resiliency Program

Penn Resilience Program
The Role of Resilience
VIA Website
Character Strength Research
The VIA character Strength Survey
Popular Services

Popular Services

Child & Family Counselling
Brain Education
Social and Emotional Artistic Learning
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Mental Health
Anxiety Therapy
Stress Management & Mindfulness
Solution focused Brief Therapy
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