About Sacha Crutzen

About Sacha Crutzen

Sacha Crutzen

I am originally from the Netherlands and hold a social work degree which is recognized by NZQA (level 7). I have worked with families for more than 20 years. In New Zealand I have worked as a Teacher-Aide in the classroom where my social work experience made a difference. I continue to work with some of these children and their parents at home.

My area of expertise is behaviour issues. I work with children with special needs between the age of 5 and 21. I always work in a positive and encouraging manner and I want to make a difference in a holistic way. I therefore take into account the child, their family, environment, school and clubs they go to.

I am a positive but very down to earth person. I like to tackle issues with humour and look at what works instead of what doesn't work. In my belief, every individual has strengths and skills, even if they think they don't. To understand a child's behaviour makes a huge difference and is sometimes easier to just accept it. Certainly when you get the tools, strategies to make accepting possible.

How can I help you?

I have met with many parents who thought that nothing could be done to improve the relationship. But it is possible, you just have to work on it. They're stuck in their own idea of solving things, but sometimes we need a third party to see things from a different and objective angle. When you see behaviour changes, you'll be able to open up and see the opportunities right in front of you.

Behaviour is always coming from somewhere. You need to be a sort of detective to figure out what the problem is and how to react on it. I see a lot of children with anxiety for example, but they show this in a repetitive way. They sometimes like to crawl back in their shell or display "naughty" behaviour. It is just a cry for help: "please I can't cope", "I'm scared" or "nobody understands me". It can also be: "help give me boundaries because I have too many options to choose from". So if we can find out where the behaviour is coming from, we can often solve the problem.

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