At times, where seen as being appropriate, Family Support have access to a range of Creative Therapies. In consultaion with the parent, and dependant on the availabilty of places, Creative Therapies can play an important part in supporting the young person. The range of therapies we have access to include:
Play Therapy is a mode of therapy that helps children understand painful experiences and upsetting feelings. As play is a child’s natural form of expression, it can allow them communicate at their own level without having to put it into words. Play allows the child to release needs, fears and wishes. It also helps them to address emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Art therapy is a technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental well-being.
Music therapy uses the expressive elements of music as the main way of interaction between you and the therapist. You don’t need any experience of music to take part in this.
Therapeutic horticulture involves the use of garden environments as a therapeutic intervention. This can include the growth, care and maintenance of these environments as well as the simple act of spending time in garden.