Children's Counselling and Therapeutic Play
For more than 70 years, play therapy has been a well-established method of treatment in clinical practice. Therapeutic play is better suited to children because they are still developing the intellectual reasoning and verbal skills needed to articulate their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours adequately. We are trained child counselling psychotherapists, and therapeutic play has curative powers to help children resolve their current psychological difficulties now and in the future. We provide a safe, confidential, caring environment allowing children to play with as few limits as possible within safe boundaries.
We invite the child to play creatively and spontaneously using their imagination and unconscious, utilising a mixture of directive and non-directive play. Children will then gain strategies to cope with the difficulties they face in life, some of which they cannot change. It provides a more positive view of their future life.
Therapeutic Play includes:
Storytelling, creative activities, drama, puppets & Masks, music and movement, Sandplay, painting & drawing, clay, plasticine & playdough games.
Therapeutic play can treat or resolve a mild, one-off emotional or psychological problem preventing your child from having a happy, worry-free life.
It can also be used to assess mental health problems. The therapeutic relationship is vital; we will do all we can to become your child's trusted adult and therapy companion.
Sessions last around 45 minutes and are usually best suited for children 6 – 10 yrs. We will preferably meet with both parents, discuss your concerns, and then have an initial one-to-one session with your child. It is important that they are happy to come for play therapy and that they connect well with us. There will be a parent review at regular intervals.
Initial Parent Meeting - £20 for half an hour
Each Session - £50 for 50 minutes
Parent Review Meeting - £20 for half an hour