Counselling and
stress management
in Southampton

Creative play

Words are vital but we can communicate in so many ways. Hands-on, creative play can give us additional ways to slow down and explore what's going on.


I often suggest starting with felt tip drawings, or using pompoms, LEGO or objects in a sand tray as these ways to represent what's gong on are usually accessible and comfortable. Other possibilities include writing and poetry, playing with toys, postural and movement experiments and larger scale enactments that involve moving chairs, cushions etc around the therapy room.


What we do depends on your preferences and needs, so in some sessions talking will be enough. This video may give you a sense of how creative play can be an enriching and empowering part of therapy.