We are a mobile service which means our therapists will come in to your settings with a range of resources needed for therapy. They will set up a play therapy room to carry out the sessions. These rooms will be set up and packed down weekly on the days in which the therapist is in. The room will therefore be a functional space for you through the rest of the week.
We will bring in a range of recourses such as:
- Dolls and accessories
- A sand tray and miniatures
- Musical instruments
- Art and creative materials
- A home corner/ cooking area
- A dolls house
- Therapeutic stories
In our playrooms children might become warriors, superheroes or villains. The might choose to create clay sculptures, draw pictures, play with the dolls or have huge wars.
In here, children have the opportunity to play whatever they want to and our therapists will follow their lead. There is no right or wrong in the playroom- we just deal with whatever comes our way- together!
The magic of the playroom is that children can use symbolism and metaphor to show us how they are feeling. Sometimes they don’t even know they are doing it. Their play tells us stories about what they are feeling and through this play we can help them to gather the resources they need to heal.
Our playrooms are very important spaces where children can play out anything they wish without judgment. They know that no matter how scary, terrifying or sad their experiences may be. We can help organise their feelings and explore them together.
Take a tour of our virtual playroom below and see how each area can help a child work through their trauma.
Find out more about the day to day lives of our play therapists in our blog. 'What is a Play Therapist Anyway!'