Tasha’s integrative training means that she relies on a broad range of theorists from object relations, humanistic, transpersonal, and systemic perspectives. Tasha is also trained in EMDR. Tasha has worked therapeutically with children, young people, parents, and carers in a broad range of schools and also specialist settings. She has significant experience working with neurodiverse children and young people as well as other complex difficulties such as attachment and trauma.
Tasha aims to create a safe space in which strong and trusting relational therapeutic alliance can develop. This provides a child or young person with a sense of feeling secure and understood. As a child’s main mode of communication is through behaviour and play, the use of creative mediums as a form of expression can be helpful for children and young people who may struggle to articulate their thoughts and feelings verbally. Tasha is trained to use a variety of materials, including sand tray, music, puppetry, role-play, art, drama, and play. She supports children and young people to safely express themselves using their imagination through these creative mediums. However, she is able to adapt her approach and tailor sessions to suit the unique individual’s emotional and developmental needs, including drawing on talking therapies and EMDR.