Non-Directive Play Therapy Service is offered to children aged between 3 and 12 years.
Non-Directive play therapy is a model of play therapy which helps children explore their feelings, express themselves and make sense of what is happening in their lives. It uses play, children's natural form of communication to help them explore and express difficult feelings more easily instead of words. Play therapy takes place in a safe and confidential space.
This way of working with children focuses on the child and not their symptoms and offers them a safe space where their feelings can be expressed and contained. The child, rather than the therapist directs the themes of the sessions. As the child "plays out" their reactions to life situations, the therapist is trained to provide an environment of acceptance, compassion and understanding to help the child feel accepted and understood and gain a sense of control or understanding of difficult situations.
Some reasons why children are referred to play therapy include:-
Illness or dealing with an illness within the family
Children who have witnessed violence
Children affected by misuse of substances such as drugs or alcohol
Child Sex Abuse
Sibling Rivalry or a New Baby
Developmental disorders such as ADHD or Autism
Learning or Developmental Delay
Matters for Consideration before Working with a Child
Before agreeing to work with a child, an initial meeting takes place with the child's parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss the process further, to explore the reasons why the child is being referred to therapy and the supports the child will get while undergoing therapy. This initial meeting costs €60.Child Protection
Children First - National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children are strictly adhered to in working with children.Call 0872377105 or email email@example.com to arrange an appointment.