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Liz Bunting

Integrative Child Psychotherapist/Eagala Practitioner

Integrative Child Psychotherapist, BSc(Hons)Psychology, Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling Adults, Diploma Psychotherapy Children and Adolescents

Contact me by phone/text: 07970 920 805 or email me at liz@kaleidoscopepsychotherapy.co.uk

You can also visit my website www.kaleidoscopepsychotherapy.co.uk

I am a qualified Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Certified Eagala Practitioner.

I have done voluntary work as a telephone counsellor with ChildLine/NSPCC for three years and have eight clinical years experience working with children and young people using integrative and creative methods.

I have experience working as a trainee with Place 2 Be using play therapy with children between the ages of 4-11 in a primary school. In addition I worked within the NHS as part of a primary mental health team providing counselling to adults and then with Beacon, a charity based in Bramhall, Stockport working with adults and young people between the ages of 11-19. I have worked with clients with a range of problems including: abuse physical, emotional and sexual, anger, anxiety, depression, ADHD, bereavement, exclusion from school, issues around identity, friendships and relationships, and self esteem/confidence problems.

My approach is integrative which means I draw from different theories and select the most useful and relevant to suit each individual's personal need and preferred way of working. This often begins with developing a therapeutic relationship to understand and work through some certain issues, it will often also include interventions using metaphor - depending on your goals and interests this may involve using sandtray, working with a canine (AAP) or a herd of horses (EAP).

Animal Assisted Psychotherapy (AAP) involves first meeting the therapy dog, this is often a significant moment and can facilitate a bond to develop more quickly between therapist and client. Thereafter the bond that may develop from that initial interaction can enhance a client's ability to develop relationships with others. In addition when a young person becomes aware of the needs of an animal such as water, food, the importance of play and exercise for physical and mental well being, all of these factors assist in their learning about themselves.

Being able to gives commands such as sit, down, stay or come creates a sense of ones power and ability to impact another and their behaviour. Building an obstacle course of jumps or tunnels for fun is a powerful way to develop and increase a young person's confidence, that they can effect change and interact with another with a sense of purpose and achievement. When a dog is used in conjunction with psychotherapy it creates an awareness of safety of oneself and for the dog which can significantly change a person's awareness and perception of risk and safety. This enables the young person to make safer choices in an autonomous way.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) incorporates horses experientially for mental and behavioral health therapy and personal development. It is a collaborative effort between a therapist and a horse professional working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals. It is considered a short-term, or "brief" approach because of its intensity and effectiveness.

EAP is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that has an incredible impact on individuals, youths, families, and groups. EAP addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication needs.

If you are uncertain if psychotherapy is right for your young person please call or email to book an initial assessment. This will provide an opportunity for you to tell me about the concerns you have about your young person and the difficulties you are experiencing, for me to answer any questions you may have and for us to decide if we would work well together. This is important as the quality of the relationship between you and your therapist is an important factor in the success of psychotherapy.

An initial consultation provides the opportunity for you to discuss your concerns, ask any questions and for us to decide if the therapy I offer is suitable. If we decide to work together we can arrange the next session at this time.

I am registered as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with UKCP and I hold Professional Insurance. I have completed CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) enhanced clearance in order to work with children and young people.

I am a member of the following organisations and work in accordance with their Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice.

BACP British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy UKCP The UK Council for Psychotherapy and Eagala

Contact me by phone/text: 07970 920 805 or email me

You can also visit my website www.kaleidoscopepsychotherapy.co.uk