Creative counselling uses techniques from play therapy and is an approach which I use alongside talking therapy so is more suitable for older children, young people and adults.
Creative counselling can access thoughts and feelings outside of our conscious awareness. When things are difficult to talk about creative therapy can help to access these feelings safely.
You don't need to be artistic or creative to express yourself in creative counselling. I will use items such as pebbles, buttons, projective/emotions cards, or use media from magazines and postcards. We can use art materials like paint, felt-tip pens, crayons, pencils or pastels.
I work according to the needs of the individual, so I try to tailor my approach as required.
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.