creative empowerment of the individual


creative support play therapy for children ,creative support for young people displaying insecure attachment disorder, emotional / behavioural difficulties, (including ADHD ASD,) Creative Support for families. Sandplay therapy for adults

GROWING UP CAN BE HARD TO DO .... The  transition from toddler to young child presents a challenge for all children and the development of a healthy ego is the major work of this period. Children who have had  disrupted or traumatic early years experiences will often present with behaviour associated with insecurity.  INSECURE ATTACHMENT BEHAVIOUR  may dominate their interactions and inhibit their potential to develop and self-regulate. The most extreme cases and most noticeably LAC(looked after children) children, will present disorganized attachment disorder making it very hard for the child to sustain positive relationships with others – peers or adults. As the child matures the behaviour will become increasingly (self) destructive.

School  presents  most children with a certain level of  stress. The human survival instinct for stress - which is activated in the primitive or instinctive area of our brain, is to flee, fight or freeze; even as adults we will react with one of these behaviours when we are stressed. For children with an insecure attachment and low ego strength stress equals fear equals fight,run,freezeup ;all behaviour associated with EBD children ( those chldren identified as having emotional behavioural difficulties), and is often evident in ASD children. 

Creative Support Play Therapy provides the child with a creative space in which it is safe to regress and process experience without judgement or expectation,to unconsciously return to experiences which have left unresolved issues. The process empowers the child to make choices and create symbolic representations of experience which do not require verbalisation.  Play Therapy was first used in the 1960’s and is now recognized as one of the most effective processes for empowering the individual and most particularly the child,  to gain control and understand feelings and develop an Ego based on self-esteem..