Play therapy is a form of counselling that involves the use of creative elements to better access the emotions, thus promoting self healing; this is due to the fact that our emotions are stored in the right side of the brain, which is the side of the brain used when we are creative.
Play therapy can be used to help to alleviate many emotional and behavior problems. The average age of clients is between 3 and 14. However, it can be used at any age, so there is no upper age limit!
Play Therapy is especially relevant for children as rather than having to explain what is wrong, play therapy allows them to communicate at their own level and pace, without feeling interrogated or threatened, often without even realising they are doing so.
I also offer a more traditional from of counselling, that is talking focused for those adults or teenagers that are not comfortable working creatively, we can still use some of the creative elements as or when it feels right.
Please take a look at our Services page for further information.