PLAY AND CREATIVE THERAPY
Play therapy gives a child the space to express emotional, social and behavioural difficulties in a safe and accepting environment. Play is a child's natural language and difficulties can be explored safely at the child's own pace.
Creative therapy uses techniques from play and art therapy and is an approach which uses more talking therapy so is more suitable for young people and adults.
Both play and creative therapy can access thoughts and feelings outside of our conscious awareness. When things are difficult to talk about play and creative therapy can help to access these feelings safely.
I use art, clay, sand, movement, drama, stories, puppets, games and more. You don't need to be artistic or creative to express yourself using creative arts. I work according to the needs of the individual, so I tailor my approach as required.
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.