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Jennifer Cox - The Maris Practice

Jennifer Cox

As an Integrative Child Psychotherapist, Jenny builds therapeutic relationships with the children she supports to help them with the things that are troubling them. A key component of their work together is the safe and confidential space she offers in which they can explore through play and the use of arts media.

The use of the arts, play, storytelling, puppetry and Sand play in sessions gives children a natural and safe way of communicating and processing their feelings, for which they often do not have words for. The sensory nature of arts and play mediums also helps children to develop their ability to self-regulate. The aim of sessions is to help children to process and organise their feelings so that they are able to manage them more effectively – and so that they cause less pain to the self and others.

Integrative Child Psychotherapy can be helpful for a variety of issues that can affect a child's well being. Jenny’s integrative framework combines different approaches such as Psychodynamic, Relational, Humanistic, Solution focused, CBT, Neuroscience and Attachment based. The methods she uses vary depending on the needs of her client and their presenting issues.

Jenny’s therapy room contains a variety of creative media such as art materials, puppets, sand play and small world materials to facilitate exploration and expression of feelings and thoughts.

Jenny is an Integrative Child Psychotherapist MA and Counsellor, and a registered member of BACP. She has an MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Counselling. Jenny has extensive experience working with children, parents and school staff privately and within school settings. Also during her 8 years experience as a qualified primary school teacher PGCE.

Jenny’s experience is in working therapeutically with children on a variety of issues that affect their well being and emotional health such as; anxiety, low self-esteem, separation anxiety, bereavement and loss, divorce and separation, bullying, anger management issues and challenging behaviour, self-harm, depression, abuse, neglect, domestic violence, addiction, trauma, Autistic spectrum disorders and Global developmental delay.

Jenny also offers individual and group Supervision. She have extensive experience running inset and training on therapy related topics such as; Attachment, Attachment in the classroom, How stress affects the body and brain, Autism, Group dynamics, Postnatal support.