Cristine helps children cope with a variety of
chronic and terminal illnesses. Children who are chronically and terminally ill
often have difficulties with their body integrity. Sometimes children have to
undergo difficult treatments and procedures that can be aided by play therapy.
A child psychologist usually equips children to change their perception of their
illness and treatments and face medical procedures with positive feelings. A child
is helped with expressing their emotions. Children are not expected to always
have positive feelings, as it is the repression of emotions that contributes to
discomfort and increased stress levels. Cristine has a special interest
in chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes and HIV.