Play Therapy helps to improve the emotional well being of a child, helping to reduce their emotional and psychological problems.

Play therapy uses a variety of play and creative arts methods to address chronic, moderate and severe psychological, emotional conditions and mental health problems in children. This can in turn build confidence and be used as a creative outlet in order to manage factors leading to these types of behaviours.

Children displaying any symptoms of attachment issues, controlling behaviour or ADHD behaviours can be assisted with the use of play therapy. Play therapy helps to improve the emotional well-being, helping to reduce their emotional and psychological.

By processing inner turmoil leading to unwanted behaviours a child’s adolescent or adults self-esteem improves impacting on their growing confidence and inner space. Some of the techniques used within the sessions are shown below:

Reflections

With reflection and acceptance, it can provide helpful skills to learn how to break the cycle of OCD patterns and self-harm.  Play therapy can also give the opportunity to discuss about constant sadness and suicidal feelings.

 Emotional expression

Experiencing low self-esteem, a noticeable change in behaviour, either becoming suddenly withdrawn or a physical effect such as a child bedwetting, will often lead to concern for a person’s and child’s welfare. Play Therapy can often assistant with dealing with deeper emotional issues such neglect, abuse whether sexual or physical in order to start healing.

 Play enactment

A divorce, separation or bereavement within a family can often affect not only a child’s emotions but it can also have an emotional impact on an adults thoughts and feelings. Through the use of illustration, it can enable a visual representation of one’s inner issues and turmoil.

 Regaining control

Creative therapy can also benefit people suffering from anxiety, eating disorders or addictions. By having the opportunity to openly express feelings through the use of paint as a technique to relax and regain control.

 Development

Play is essential for children to develop physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively. It is natural medium for self-expression and communication.

 Communication

Play therapy is more than just play. It is a way of communication non-verbally. It provides a safe place and a safe relationship, where an individual can fully express and explore their thoughts, feelings, experiences and behaviours. 

 Expression

By projecting thoughts and experiences in creative play it allows the individual to understand themselves and their inner world. They can play out traumas such as attachment issues and more.

 Emotion

This allows expressions of feelings of anger, rejection, hurt and make sense of their inner world.

Learning

Giving a protected space in a safe therapeutic environment. This allows an unconscious process and the magical journey of healing. By developing a sense of self, learning, behaviour and communication improves.

Healing

By having insight of self-healing and instinctively can do so through on adult’s presence and acceptance.