Play & Creative Arts Therapy

important to each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical, creative and language development.

Play Therapy helps children in a variety of ways such as helping children make sense of their feelings in a safe and contained space. Within sessions children may re-enact or play out traumatic or difficult life experiences in order to make sense of their past and cope better with their future. Children may also learn to manage relationships and conflicts in more appropriate ways.

Underpinned through psychotherapeutic theoretical models and approaches,  play and creative arts therapy is linked to supporting children and young peoples needs. However, fundamentally creative arts as part of the therapists toolkit are not just reserved for children and young people, adults can also benefit from this therapeutic intervention.

Laura offers both individual and group Play Therapy sessions for children and young people from the age of three. Please contact Laura for further information.

Within the confidential and welcoming therapeutic space, this holds a large selection of play materials from which the child, young person may choose.

 

These may include art and craft materials, dressing up props, sand (wet and dry), water, clay, small figures, animals,   musical instruments, puppets and books.

 

During the sessions the child will be enabled to use these resources to express him or herself without having to provide verbal explanations which children can find difficult and scary.

  • Social exclusion

  • Transitioning

  • Bereavement/Loss

  • Trauma

  • ASD: ADHD

  • Attachment issues

  • Divorce/separation

  • Loss and Grief

  • Abuse and neglect

  • Family problems

  • Low confidence and self esteem

  • Social relationships

  • Illness

  • Emotional difficulties

  • Behavioural difficulties

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Anger issues

  • Communication Problems