Providing Intervention through Creative Therapeutic Play
Many children need support in emotional literacy. Others have behaviour or mental health problems at some stage that prevents them from fulfilling their full potential. Play/Creative Arts Therapy improves the emotional well being of the child. It uses Play and Creative Arts methods to address chronic, moderate and severe psychological, emotional conditions and mental health problems in children. The Play Therapist works alongside the child, family, carers, school to unlock the potential in children and to make sense of their life experiences. Many children struggle to verbalise their feelings and as such Play/Creative arts therapy is an ideal medium to help release children and reduce barriers to learning in the classroom.
About Out of the Box Play Therapy
Esther Tomlinson is the Director of Out of the Box Play Therapy. Esther is an experienced Teacher and Therapeutic Play Practitioner. She has over 15 years experience working in Primary and Secondary schools. As a teacher she became frustrated that she couldn't do enough to help every child in terms of their emotional and psychological issues. Her aim as Therapeutic Play Practitioner is to provide a safe and supportive environment in order for children to flourish, become resilient and to empower and enrich the lives of children in order for them to reach their potential.