How many sessions will I need?
Amount of sessions vary per client. We work on a review after every 10 sessions, or termly if school based. An initial free assessment session is offered to discuss this and other questions.
Is it for me?
Play therapy can help a child or adult who:
- is not realising their full potential – academically or socially
- is at risk of being/is excluded from school
- is hyperactive
- has suffered trauma
- is thought to exhibit ADHD
- has suffered emotional, physical or sexual abuse
- is being adopted or fostered
- suffers because of separated/divorced parents
- suffers from anxiety, stress or phobias
- has suffered a personal loss or bereavement
- is withdrawn or unhappy
- is disabled or suffers from a long term illness
- is on the autistic spectrum
- finds it difficult to make friends
- has frequent outbursts of violent anger
- argues frequently with peers or siblings
- bullies others or is bullied
- displaces inappropriate behaviour
- has nightmares or disturbed sleep
- doesn’t play
However, play therapy is not a miracle cure-all. The latest research by Play Therapy UK suggests that 75% of children experiencing play therapy will show a positive change.
I offer a safe, confidential and caring environment that allows play with as few limits as possible but as many as necessary to remain safe.
Above all, personal time is given. So often in today’s world we never seem to have enough time for ourselves or our children.
I offer sessions for individuals or at times for groups (please inform me if a group is desired and I will let you know when one suiting your child’s needs is available).
The sessions are typically weekly and last for 50minutes.
Some of the creative methods used are:
- Painting and Drawing
- Clay, plasticine and playdough
- Puppets and masks
- Creative visualisation
- Dance and Movement
For those that may feel a little apprehensive about having to be ‘creative’ I can also offer a talking therapy service, using the tools mentioned above if/when you are ready.