Child playing with blocks. Warm, friendly Counselling, Play Therapy & Creative Arts Therapy for Children, Young People & Adults.

"Enter into children's play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts and souls meet." 

Virginia Axline

Our Work With Children

It's important for children to have their feelings and needs understood and validated, but it can be challenging for a child to express difficult or confusing feelings through speech alone. This can be frustrating and distressing for both you and your child, and this is when play and creative arts therapy can be helpful.

 

This natural and non-threatening form of therapy can help the child to build a trusting relationship with the Counsellor, through play and creativity, so that they feel empowered and safe to express what is going on for them, using the method of communication which feels most familiar to them.

Please note: for any child or young person who is in immediate danger, please contact 999 for emergency support.

Other Support Agencies listed by the NHS can be found Here.

Our Work With Young People

Moving from childhood, through the teenage years, to adulthood can be a confusing and challenging time. Today, more than ever, with a continually growing number of social media platforms, greater access to TV shows and magazines, promoting unrealistic physical ideals as being the ‘norm’, growing discussion and debate around sexuality and gender identity, increasing focus on the inequalities experienced by minority groups, as well as worries about the world around us, the pressures and expectations placed on our young people can feel overwhelming, and can be difficult for them to navigate.

Even in the closest of families, it's completely natural for a young person to become less communicative, whilst attempting to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, of their hopes and fears for the future, of what makes a positive relationship, of who they can trust, and ultimately of how to move from the position of dependent child, to independent young adult.

Sometimes young people are able to find their own way through these challenges, with the support of those around them. Often, however, having someone outside their family or friendship group, with whom they can explore confusing feelings and emotions, in an environment which feels safe, and without judgement, can be helpful in moving forward.

Please note: for any child or young person who is in immediate danger, please contact 999 for emergency support.

Other Support Agencies listed by the NHS can be found Here.

Teens sitting together. Warm, friendly Counselling, Play Therapy & Creative Arts Therapy for Children, Young People & Adults.

"When we focus on the problem, we lose sight of the child" Garry Landreth