CERTIFIED PLAY THERAPIST

WHAT IS PLAY THERAPY?

TONBRIDGE WEST KENT

Play is a natural part of children’s lives.

Play is a natural part of children’s lives.

The toys are their words, play their language.

Play Therapy provides a safe environment for children to work through what is troubling them.

It uses a variety of tools such as clay, puppets, sand, art, craft and drama to help children resolve their difficulties.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM PLAY THERAPY?

I work with children that have a range of difficulties including:

  • Separated or divorced home environment
  • Abuse or neglect
  • Bereavement
  • Being bullied or bullying
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Emotional difficulties such as anxiety, low self-esteem or aggression
  • Trauma
  • Problems socialising

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE CHILD’S SESSION?

Each session takes place at the same time each week and lasts for 40 minutes.

These are fitted around lessons and the school timetable as much as possible.

As a Certified Play Therapist I build a trusting relationship with the children, interacting with them in their play to help make sense of their world.

Individual sessions are non-directive, meaning that the children choose their own activities and lead the session. Group sessions are more directive and for children experiencing similar difficulties.