Peace Willow Therapy & Counselling Services
Hello & Welcome
I am Wendy Smith, a counsellor and therapist. I specialise in talk therapy, play therapy and sandplay therapy.
Peace Willow Therapy is located in Edge Hill, Cairns and I provide services to individuals of all ages.
Peace Willow Therapy welcomes all and helps people identify their goals and achieve them through trust-based, non-judgmental and empathetic counselling. Therapy provides improved communication, coping skills, strengthened self-esteem and promotes behavioral changes.
Talk therapy, which is also known as psychotherapy, is what mental health professionals use to communicate with their patients. The purpose of talk therapy is to help people identify issues that cause emotional distress.
For some people, these issues are complex, but for others, talk therapy may simply serve as a safe place to discuss feelings and emotions triggered by daily stressors, a medical illness, relationship issues, grief and loss, or the impact of a specific trauma.
Once the issues are identified, a therapist will help you understand how these stressors are affecting your life and work to develop strategies and solutions to help decrease the severity of the symptoms.
Play therapy is a way of working with children in which they express themselves through play and toys. It provides an environment where children can experience safety, learn to feel self-confidence, limits problem behaviours and tap into their full potential. (Dee Ray – Advanced Play Therapy)
Sandplay therapy is a nonverbal, therapeutic intervention that makes use of a sandbox, toy figures, and sometimes water, to create scenes of miniature worlds that reflect a person’s inner thoughts, struggles, and concerns.
Sandplay therapy has been shown to benefit the following issues:
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Anger management
- Anxiety disorders
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Grief and loss
- Low self-esteem
- Physical and learning disabilities
- School-related problems
- Social issues
- Trauma and crisis
Email the below to arrange an appointment, or fill out the booking form on the contact page.
70 Russell Street, Edge Hill, QLD 4870