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UPCOMING CONFERENCE 

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UPCOMING CONFERENCE 

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Events

$15 pp

TKC team & special guest - Stephen van bohemn

9am - 11am

27 MARCH 2020

Event Details

$15 pp

TKC team & special guest - Stephen van bohemn

                 *VIRUS POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE!!*               

"NUTS & BOLTS OF WORKING THERAPEUTICALLY WITH CHILDREN" 

Seafield Buil...

Event Details

9am - 11am

27 MARCH 2020


Who is Thriving Kids Collective?

  The members of Thriving kids’ collective (TKC) have the experience, training, education in their chosen field and understand the challenges in supporting children and families to flourish. They offer professional innovative education via conferences, seminars and workshops. They provide a consultation service and professional supervision.  Additionally, they provide research based individual and family counselling, art therapy, nature therapy, play therapy; and attachment based parenting to enable and support children and families to thrive.

Our Focus

   Our focus is to help individuals and families, heal energize and become aware of their inner strengths. Additionally, we support professionals working with children and families. We achieve this by offering up to date knowledge in the field of children, parenting and trauma based interventions, consultancy and supervision. 

Our client Promise

    We are dedicated to bringing you the best possible support and journey with you as you make sense of your struggles and move forward to where you want to be in your life regardless of whether you are a child, parent or professional. 


Our Therapy

Child

Professionals

Parent

   We are all individual and our unique response to situations vary. We can experience a range of emotions from anger, anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating, difficulty in regulating ourselves, fear, low mood, sensitivity to sound, amongst other things. Through age appropriate play we help children form a relationship with their emotions so that they are equipped and empowered for healthy self-expression in the midst of their difficulties or struggles.     

   

 

Parent

Professionals

Parent

   Being a parent is one of the hardest and most important jobs we are ever faced with. We focus on sharing helpful insights and tools, from current neuroscience and attachment theory, which support and empowers parents and caregivers’ connecting with their children, reducing the alarm, and building more harmonious relationships. 


Professionals

Professionals

Professionals

  We offer support for professionals, via, conferences, seminars, workshops, consultations and professional supervision. We give a depth of understanding of a child’s world, from the current neuroscience, attachment and developmental theories. 

This service can be designed to suit individual’s needs. kids wellness


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Beverley Flitton PhD

   Beverley is married and has three children, one of which has an intellectual disability. She emigrated with her family from London, UK in 2008. She has a PhD in counselling; MA Counselling Inquiry; Dip. Person centred Art Therapy.

   She offers polyvagal informed therapy and works with people of all ages. However, she specialises in working with children, young people and their families that have experienced trauma and complex issues. She also offers the safe and sound protocol (Porges) and Total focus (ils). She has worked for the past 25 years in a range of settings, including a manager at a social service provider, lecturer, researcher, consultant, and supervisor and currently in private practice.  She has four published papers in her chosen field. 

   Beverley is a member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors and offers ACC sensitive claims counselling.  


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Susan Grant M.A.

   Susan Grant is a counsellor/educator/lecturer, and has been active in her own practice for over nine years. She draws insights from Person-Centred, Narrative and Gestalt Therapy approaches and she has a specialisation in Play Therapy and creative/experiential approaches to counselling.      

   Susan has an MA in Psychology and her current PhD research is on Nature Therapy and spirituality in counselling. She draws on wisdom from philosophers and theologians such as Jürgen Moltmann and Martin Buber. 

   With her husband, she enjoys raising and journeying with their son and being a friend to her adult stepson. They moved to New Zealand from South Africa, in 2016.


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Sandy Hitchens – B.Couns.

   Sandy is married with 4 children (three adult and one teenager) and has worked with children and teenagers in various roles for over 30 years. Sandy is currently counselling in three Christchurch Primary Schools and in her private practice. 

   When working with children directly, Sandy adopts play-based approaches for exploration and expression of the child’s emotions.

   Often Sandy will work just with the parents  so that together they  can seek to make sense of what is happening for the child on an emotional and developmental level. This is a way of supporting, encouraging and empowering parents to be the child’s best answer and helps to strengthen the connection between parent and child. 

Sandy’s counselling approach has been informed by the work of Canadian-based developmental psychologist, Dr Gordon Neufeld. As a Neufeld Institute course facilitator, Sandy also offers courses for professionals and offers one-off parent seminars on a range of topics. 


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Rebecca Smith B.A.

       Bex has a bachelor's degree in counselling and has worked within the counselling profession for the past 6 years. She is passionate about creating a space where children and teens can share their experiences and feel heard. She works from a person-centred counselling foundation, which focuses on being a supported, child-lead, counselling process filled with play and creative experiences to support a child or teen to process their emotions and their responses to their world around them. Bex sees the importance of connecting with the child’s support systems, when appropriate, alongside the therapeutic work, as this is key in order for the child to thrive in their world. 

   Bex’s work is informed by over 5 years of counselling in schools with ongoing professional development in the areas of child neuroscience, attachment and Gordon Neufeld’s science of emotions.  


Events

MAY 2020 - Beverley Flitton

9am - 12pm

To be announced

Event Details

MAY 2020 - Beverley Flitton

  

Polyvagal Theory & Safe and Sound protocol- aimed @ Professionals and Parents

9am - 12pm

To be announced


JUNE - Sandy Hitchens



JUNE 2020 - Sandy Hitchens

9am - 12pm

To be announced

Event Details

JUNE 2020 - Sandy Hitchens

 Working with parents  - aimed @ Professionals 

9am - 12pm

To be announced


Events

JULY 2020 - Susan Grant

9am - 12pm

To be announced

Event Details

JULY 2020 - Susan Grant

 Strengthening the Self of the child - aimed @ Professionals  

9am - 12pm

To be announced


Events

AUGUST 10/11th - Christchurch

Professor Stephen Porges & Sue Carter

9am - 4pm

$450 Early Bird till 10 April

Event Details

AUGUST 10/11th - Christchurch

Professor Stephen Porges & Sue Carter

                      **See above for details and payments**

9am - 4pm

$450 Early Bird till 10 April


Events

September 2020 - Rebecca (Bex) Smith

9am - 12pm

To be announced

Event Details

September 2020 - Rebecca (Bex) Smith

  

The vital world of Play - aimed @ Parents

9am - 12pm

To be announced


Events

OCTOBER 2020 - Sandy Hitchens

9am - 12pm

To be announced

Event Details

OCTOBER 2020 - Sandy Hitchens

 Making sense of a child's emotional world @ Professionals and Parents 

9am - 12pm

To be announced


Events

NOVEMBER 2020 - TKC Collective

9am - 12pm

To be announced

Event Details

NOVEMBER 2020 - TKC Collective

  

Working Collaboratively in Schools - aimed at teachers and principles

9am - 12pm

To be announced


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Thriving kids collective

U/13, 456 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand

02102213178 Dr. Beverley Flitton

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PROFESSORS STEPHEN PORGES & SUE CARTER

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