Maarit Rivers M.A.
I am a warm, compassionate and creative psychologist/ counsellor/ therapist/ supervisor. I use long proven and accepted creative techniques, such as art- sandplay- and play therapy. These therapies 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 and adults of varying cultural, religious, socio-economic and racial backgrounds.
Maarit is a fully qualified 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
- APPTA Registered Play Therapist Supervisor
Maarit Rivers’ therapy helps you to put the joy back in your life.
Do you want to become more connected, empowered, energised, resilient, calmer and joyful?
Do you want to master uncertainty? Do you want clarity to sort things out when you feel uncertain? May it be in your personal relationships, work or health.
Do you want to lift the veil of depression, anxiety, worry or past trauma to feeling well and joyful?
I am working with the belief that people have the capacity to change and heal.
Please, contact me to schedule an appointment.
In sandplay therapy the client creates a physical version of his or her imagined world using sandtray and miniature objects. In a sandtray, a client’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. read more
In verbal therapy the client is encouraged to tell stories about their art, sandplay and play. This puts the whole brain to work, and helps them to make sense of their world and concerns. Or simply just talk about the issues.
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