Play therapy helps children explore and express their thoughts and feelings and to make sense of their life experiences through play and the creative arts.
Adults may ‘talk out’ difficulties, but it is easier for children to play out what they are finding difficult to put into words.
Play therapy is used to support children who are struggling with any confused feelings or upsetting experiences. Play therapy can benefit all children, but it is particularly beneficial for children who find it hard to express themselves verbally.
Elaine uses an integrative, holistic and child-centred approach, which means the child leads the play and chooses how they approach any areas of difficulty or challenge and Elaine uses a range of directive and non-directive techniques to support the child.