Arts Therapy and Play Therapy is a type of therapy that is similar to counselling. It is a form of psychotherapy that uses play and creative arts as a method of expression. The session takes place in a safe environment where the child will work through their own conflicts and challenges alongside their therapist. The therapist can gain insight into the child or young person's world by observing their play themes and the symbolic meaning of the child's play through metaphor.
For children who may not be able to articulate thoughts, sensations, and emotions, the creative process is useful in conveying what may be difficult to express with words. It is also a sensory-based approach that allows us to experience ourselves and communicate on multiple levels such as visual, tactile, kinaesthetic, and more.
Examples of the content within the session are:
The ART of SHE provides a professional, respectful, non-judgmental, and safe space for young children to embark on a journey of self-discovery, and emotional regulation through the creative psychotherapeutic process.