What is Play Therapy?
The Play Therapist will meet with you to discuss the difficulties you are currently experiencing and what creative methods you would like to try out in the sessions. Some young people like to use drawing, painting and clay, others prefer to use sand and figures, relaxation and visualisations and yet more prefer to talk. The Play Therapist will check out with you your preference and go from there. Using these creative methods can help you to gain an insight and greater awareness to what is causing the difficulty for you and find a solution to moving forward.
Why am I Going to Play Therapy?
Usually a young person comes to Play Therapy if there is something happening in their life that feels overwhelming and they are finding difficult to manage all by themselves. Play Therapy allows you a space to sort out these feelings and find a way to help yourself to feel better.
How Long Do I Go For?
That depends. Some young people come for 8 weeks, some come for a few months and some for longer. Your Play Therapist will talk to you about this at the beginning and during your work and will decide together with you and your parents what is best for you.
Is it Private?
Yes. The Play Therapist does not discuss what you are doing in the play room with anyone else unless there is a risk to your safety. It is ok for you to talk to other young people or adults about what you do in your therapy session if you wish.