Helping children overcome emotional and behavioural difficulties through one-to-one Play & Creative Arts Therapy in schools

Play & Creative Arts Therapy

Outline

  • One-to-one sessions with a qualified therapist in school
  • 12-36 weekly sessions of up to one hour each for up to 5 children per day
  • £50 per child per session

Aims

  • To use play, drama, therapeutic storytelling and art as a vital and age appropriate communication tool for the child to explore confusing or difficult feelings
  • To give the child insight into their own behaviour by providing a safe, non-judgemental and accepting space for the child to ‘play out’ any feelings and reflect upon them
  • To build the child’s self esteem and resilience
  • To help the child to deal with their thoughts and feelings in constructive ways and at their own pace
  • To instil confidence in the child’s own ability to resolve their problems and respect boundaries
  • To improve the child’s behaviour and emotional wellbeing enhancing their prospects for a happy and healthy future

Evidence of Success

 

The Department for Education is now recommending Play Therapy in schools, as research shows that children can only articulate their feelings 7% of the time (Mental Health and Behaviour In Schools – March 2016). It is an age appropriate early intervention approach that’s proven to have positive outcomes for children and families

 

  • 83%

    success rate for children who have seen a Clear Sky Therapist

  • 16%

    decrease in hyperactivity

  • 13%

    increase in prosocial behaviours

  • 28%

    decline in behavioural issues

  • 26%

    rise in emotional wellbeing

  • 21%

    reduction in peer difficulties

Case Studies

Ben’s Story

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Zainab’s Story

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Luca’s Story

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