Lurline is a highly qualified Registered Play Therapist with extensive training and
experience in child and adolescent psychology. Her expertise allows her to tailor therapy
strategies based on the specific age, developmental stage, and identified issues of each
child. Play Therapists undergo comprehensive training in child development, attachment, and
the use of play, creative, and expressive interventions to delve into and understand the
feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of children. While she primarily utilizes sand tray
therapy, which has strong support in neurobiology and is effective for all ages, Lurline
also incorporates traditional talk therapy when working with older kids and teenagers. Her
approach draws from various models to explore sand tray themes.
At Allius, other counsellors work under Lurline’s supervision, benefiting from her
accreditation as a supervisor. Each counsellor brings a wealth of experience and relevant
degrees to their work with children, adolescents, parents, and families. The entire team at
Allius operates from an attachment and family systems perspective, recognizing their
importance in therapy.
In the initial session, parents or caregivers are involved to gather essential information
about the child, teenager, and family history, as well as the challenges they are facing.
Collaboratively, goals are established, and a counselling plan may be outlined within the
first few sessions. Depending on the identified problem and treatment goals, the involvement
of parents or caregivers in future sessions may vary.
We specialize in assisting young individuals dealing with anxiety, a history of trauma or
traumatic events, and disruptions in significant attachments. Our expertise extends to
supporting children experiencing separation or divorce, issues of alienation or
estrangement, coparenting challenges, and child protection interventions.
“I wonder if our right hemisphere believes there is such a thing as
pathology or if our symptoms might all be seen as truth-telling and adaptive.” ~ Bonnie Badenoch