Zoe specializes in working with children, youth, and their families. Your child may be struggling with sustaining friendships or relationships with peers; acting out or avoiding school; feeling as though they don’t fit in; feeling not heard and understood by others; or simply struggling to find positive mental health. Your family may be dealing with stressful and uncertain situations; struggling with past painful experiences. As a parent you might find that your child has become distant to you; expresses feelings of sadness and hopelessness; or acts out and becomes angry more easily. Parents can feel at a loss when trying to support a struggling child. As parents, all we want is for our child to feel happy and like themselves again. Zoe works with children that are facing challenges such as low self-esteem, self-regulation, bullying, friendships and family relationships, transitions, separation and/or loss.
Once you decide you want to work with Zoe, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or click the book now button above. We will then send you information for booking, forms and a times for a telephone consultation if your family would like to speak with Zoe before starting. Your first meeting will be with just parents to discuss treatment, goals and lay out any all expectations for the therapy process. In the second meeting Zoe meets your child alone (depending on the age of the child). Zoe asks that parents be willing to meet every 6-8 sessions to discuss progress and what parents might do to support their child in therapy.
Zoe strives to build strong relationships with the children she works with. She works collaboratively with them to help them achieve their goals. She believes in the therapeutic power of creativity and playfulness in her practice and uses art therapy, play therapy and sand-tray to help her clients express themselves and find their own resolutions. During Covid-19 we get to be creative together about how to work over video. Zoe attends to your children’s needs and is able to meet them where they are, thereby, enhancing their awareness on what might be happening for them and helping them get more in touch with their feelings, thoughts and behaviour. She is committed to her client’s journey in therapy supporting them to build their capacity to see different perspectives, make the right choices for themselves, and enhance their relationships within the family, peers, school, community.
Children who have worked with Zoe have reported that they feel more confident within themselves; are more able to sustain a circle of good friends; feel happier at school and at home; and develop a number of strategies to manage difficult situations. Parents have reflected that therapy with Zoe has helped to create ease in their relationship with their child; they have a better understanding of what might be happening for their child and how to respond to their behaviour; their children have a calmer presence and; take part in activities and have more interests. Children that work with Zoe say that they feel heard and safe to be themselves. Working with Zoe is to make an empowered choice for your child. Along with her work with young people, she is also passionate to work with parents and help them help their children to thrive. She believes that strong and secure families can endure challenging and stressful times and overcome barriers.
PROFESSIONAL BIO Zoe was born in a small village in Greece. She completed her Master’s Degree in the UK and has decided to settle in Canada. She loves to be in touch with nature and enjoys long walks and outdoor activities. It might be apparent from her moves, but she loves travelling and connecting with people.
Zoe is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and is practicing under supervision. She has 15 years experience working with children in many different capacities.
Zoe has a Post-graduate diploma in Child and Adolescent counselling from Middlesex University, in London, UK, and a Master’s degree in Child-Centred Interprofessional Working from Kingston University in London, UK. She is also a Clinical member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists and a Member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. She is trained as integrative therapist; however, her approach is drawn more into child-led, humanistic, attachment and relational, trauma, and mindfulness informed therapies. Her further training and area of interest are focused on relational and trauma therapy.