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Play & Creative Arts Therapy

Laura is a registered and Certified Play Therapist.

What is Play Therapy?

Play Therapy plays a crucial role in promoting the comprehensive development of each child, encompassing their social, emotional, cognitive, physical, creative, and language growth.

Through Play Therapy, children find a secure and contained space to understand and process their emotions. During sessions, they might re-enact or role-play traumatic or challenging life experiences to gain clarity about their past and improve their coping mechanisms for the future. Additionally, children learn to manage relationships and conflicts more effectively through therapeutic play.

Rooted in psychotherapeutic theoretical models and approaches, play and creative arts therapy is tailored to meet the specific needs of children and young people. Nevertheless, the creative arts, as part of the therapist's toolkit, are not exclusive to younger age groups; adults can also benefit from these therapeutic interventions.

Laura offers both individual and group Play Therapy sessions, catering to children and young people aged three and above, providing a nurturing space for emotional growth and development.

Playing with Toy Vehicles

What to expect?

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, water, clay, small figures, animals, musical instruments, puppets, games 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.

Painting Class

It can help with...

  • Family problems

  • Low confidence and self esteem

  • Social relationships

  • Illness

  • Emotional difficulties

  • Behavioural difficulties

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Anger issues

  • Communication Problems

  • Social exclusion

  • Transitioning

  • Bereavement/Loss

  • Trauma

  • ASD: ADHD

  • Attachment issues

  • Divorce/separation

  • Loss and Grief

  • Abuse and neglect

Plastic Farm Animals
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