Play therapy is a non-invasive, client lead mode of therapy, which is particularly useful for those struggling/less inclined to articulate their thoughts and feelings. It is suitable for children ages four and upwards, however, some adults have benefited from this creative approach to counselling. Play Therapy often involves the use of art equipment, role play or drama and sand play, and therefore, a variety of resources are provided according to the clients’ interest.
The short video below was developed by the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT) and highlights what play therapy is and how it may look for those receiving it.
When working with young clientèle it is extremely beneficial to involve parents, carers and other professionals, as this creates more understanding for those concerned and provides a good support network for the client. Adults receiving play therapy have the opportunity to use equipment of interest in order to express their feelings and life circumstances. Indeed Play Therapy can be a creative mode of communication and can assist adults in understanding themselves more fully.
Play Therapy is particularly beneficial for those struggling with bereavement and loss (including those with disabilities, or dealing with life-limiting illnesses), selective-mutism, anxiety disorders, attachment difficulties, abuse related issues and managing anger.
Play Therapy – Our Costs
Due to the client-lead nature of Play Therapy, we would always recommend a course of sessions based on our intitial client assessment. This could be anywhere between 10 and 20 sessions, but can be fewer or more depending on the client.
Session length is usually 45 minutes but can be reduced or increased to suit individual needs. IntraQuest can offer competitive rates for courses of Play Therapy, depending on the number of sessions required and the means of the client, and if you would like to know more please get in touch.
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