"Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression."
WHAT IS PLAY THERAPY?
Children use play as an instinctive means to learn, communicate and explore their world and gain a sense of identity. Play is universal and vital to every child’s development.
Play Therapy uses a variety of play and creative arts techniques to alleviate chronic, moderate and mild psychological and emotional conditions in children that are causing behavioural problems. Children who suffer from anxiety, anger, ADHD, trauma, separated/divorced parents, bereavement or low esteem, for example, can all be helped through play therapy.
Play therapy is particularly effective with children who find it difficult to articulate their emotions. It enables children to gain insight into resolving conflicting emotions or feelings in a safe, non-judgemental and child-led environment.
Individual child-led sessions last 50 minutes. All materials are provided and a written report will be provided at the conclusion. Please get in touch for more details.
GROUP SESSIONS IN SCHOOL SETTINGS
I also work within schools, holding both individual and group sessions. Group sessions last an hour. Please get in touch for more details.
PARENT CHILD ATTACHMENT PLAY
PCAP is an enjoyable and proven programme for strengthening parent-child relations. Group or 1:1 programmes available. 10 steps for parent and carers with PCAP practitioner.
Brick Club is a social skills club, where children take part in LEGO®-Based Therapy. It is a social skills programme based around building LEGO® models in groups. The approach was developed by Dr. Dan LeGoff, a Clinical Neuropsychologist from Philadelphia, USA. The aim of the group is to help children to develop social interaction skills in a friendly, fun setting.
Autplay Therapy is a behavioural play-based treatment approach to working with children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Autplay Therapy also contains a parent-training component.