Therapeutic Play Psychotherapy
Integrative Therapeutic Play and Eco-Therapy
Your child will also have the option to integrate Eco-Therapy into their sessions from a space in the garden on site. This is a nature-based therapy, still using symbols and metaphors to convey and explore the child’s inner world. Working creatively with nature either outdoors or indoors offers an opportunity to know peace, freedom, care and responsibility when connecting to the natural world. There is extensive research to support the benefits of integrating nature into therapy sessions, some of which include a decrease in stress, anxiety and overwhelming feelings and an increase in cognitive flexibility, resilience and attention.
WHAT SESSIONS WILL LOOK LIKE:
The Therapeutic Play Psychotherapy sessions I provide on a one-to-one basis make therapy available and accessible to children aged 5 – 13 and at all stages of development. These sessions cannot be rushed and therefore we will likely agree to a 16-week block of regular, weekly sessions. This will be reviewed at 8 weeks where we (the parent, child and I) will potentially agree to finish at 16 weeks or extend the therapy further. I work through the term time and often school holidays to ensure consistency for your child.
The sessions will remain confidential but I will discuss general themes, patterns or topics as they come up so you can help your child at home.
It is important that the parent is able to commit to supporting their child to attend regular, weekly sessions at the same time for the duration of the agreed period of therapy.
Your child will need to wear clothes and shoes that they are able to be messy in.