Some clients prefer a non-talking therapy. They may be very young for example or simply don't feel ready to talk about their experiences.
Their distress has shown itself in outward behaviours. Young children like to be active and play therapy is better suited to their needs than a sedentary counselling conversation. Play is the natural language of communication for a child.
Play therapy has been clinically shown to benefit children suffering from a range of distress and emotional disturbance. Counsellors with play therapy skills, or one of our play/art therapists, will spend time with the client building a trusting relationship through creative media.
We use creative approaches including sand trays, art, music, movement and other media to help the client explore their feelings, thoughts or behaviours 'under the surface'. The child will make connections into their own world through play which they would struggle to make verbally.
By doing this in a safe, therapeutic environment in which the child is 'contained' the therapist is able to help the child connect with the emotional experiences they struggle with.
It is a child-centered and non-directive approach which moves at the speed of the client.
To contact BrQthru for Play Therapy Click Here or complete one of our online Referral Forms; Child Referral
To learn more about training for parents, with our Parent-Child Play Coaching course Click Here.