Unfortunately, some issues in your life can be complex and difficult to resolve by yourself.
In these cases professional help can be beneficial.
What is Sandplay Therapy?
It is a new way of seeing, and a creative approach to therapy.
Some children who display difficult behaviours or show withdrawal of academic performance have emotional issues behind their actions.
“When I said I was pregnant, everyone said that I’m going to have baby. No one told me that I’m going to have a teenager”
There are many different type of Mindfulness Meditations.
“Mindfulness-Based Stress Rduction” (MBSR)
Even though it is based on some core principles of Buddhism, that it’s taught in a secular context
There was scientific proof...
“Makiko knows how to share her client’s space quietly and sensitively, even while making profound observations about the sandplay scene in front of her.”
“She always responds with great respect and empathy. Together with her perceptiveness, this enables her to guide her client towards gaining self-insight and working out his or her own solutions.”
– Past client
QMACA, MPCA, MARCAP Counsellor, Family Therapist, Sandplay Therapist
Working With Children Check: NSW Reference No. APP0531307
Working with children check WA Notice No 1279031
Working with children check NT Notice No 91205
Provide counselling (in English and Japanese) for individuals, families, couples and children.
- Private practice at North Ryde, NSW
- Contract with IHMS at Immiglation Detention Centres, at Christmas Island (2014 Aug to Oct) and at Darwin (2015 Feb to Mar).
- Worked at Caroline Chisholm Centre (St Vincent de Paul Society) as a Sandplay Therapist
- Over 25 years experience working with children as an Early childhood Teacher
- Focus on Child-centred Play Therapy
- Seminars & workshops
More about Makiko See Profile
Counselling for adults and couples
- For Adults: 1 session 60 min
- For couples: 1 session 90 min
- Skype Counselling for adults: 1 session 60 min
Counselling for children
- 1 session 45 min
- Working With Children Check Certified in NSW, WA, and NT
Parenting Skill consultation
- Private or small-group consultation
Makiko has a natural flair when it comes to discussions with parents regarding their child’s behaviour and progress.
Makiko has a fun, loving nature and finds it easy to develop rapport with parents and to discuss issues with them. Makiko also has a good rapport with the children and is always playing with them, which they love. Makiko is very responsive to children’s feelings and needs. She also shows respect for their developing competencies and helps them to foster self-esteem and independence.
I’ve worked with Makiko through Japan Affinity Pty Ltd and saw first hand her practical skills and knowledge of cultures and relationships. Since then I’ve been privileged to see her combined expertise and patience when she presented after she became a counsellor . Makiko understands the pressures of modern life, and with her love of children she can guide families and children through tough times.