Maarit Rivers M.A.
I am a warm, compassionate and creative child psychologist/ counsellor/ therapist. I use long proven and accepted techniques that extend beyond culture and language. My practice is in the Northern Beaches of Sydney with calming views over tranquil Pittwater.
I have extensive therapeutic experience with children of varying cultural, religious, socio economic and racial backgrounds.
Maarit is a fully qualified Child Therapist and Supervisor
- MA Art Therapy
- BA Counselling;
- BA Applied Psychology
- Provisional Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy
- Advanced Post Graduate Training in Sandplay Therapy
- Clinical Member of Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
- Member of ACA College of Supervisors
Maarit Rivers’ child therapy helps you to put the joy back in your child’s life.
Life can be challenging not just for adults, but for children too. Even those from loving and supportive families may need specialised help to cope with problematic feelings. Parents may assume children ‘grow out of’ whatever is troubling them. Some do, but not all – depending on their personality and resilience. Problems occur when the child has no adequate way of communicating its distress. As few can do this in words such issues may lead to aggression, violence, depression and personality disorders. Maarit Rivers can truly assist your child. Make an appointment now.
In sandplay therapy the child creates a physical version of his or her imagined world using sandtray and miniature objects. In a sandtray, a child’s inner feeling becomes visible. Healing follows. read more
In play therapy the child’s experiences, knowledge and anxieties are made known to the therapist through play. This uses musical instruments, balls, puppets, and outdoor and indoor areas.
In verbal therapy the child is encouraged to tell stories about their art, sandplay and play. This puts the child’s whole brain to work, and helps them to make sense of their world and concerns.