Psychotherapy and Play Therapy Services for children, teens and adults

What is Play Therapy?
As children often donít have the language to talk about their problems, Play Therapy is an approach where they can feel that they are understood and accepted. I use a child- centered approach, which means I work at your child's pace.

In the Play Room your child will be encouraged to be creative and make their own choices of play materials to express their emotions and difficulties.

Your child will be free to choose to play or not in the room. They will be encouraged to make their own choices of activities and choice of conversation. They will not be forced to talk about specific issues.

I will mainly use a non directive approach which allows your child to indicate where they are having difficulties in their lives through emerging themes in their play. These themes then allow me to work with your child on the specific issues they are presenting.


Play Therapy sessions usually last 45 minutes and are scheduled once a week.



Locations:
Co. Wicklow, and areas surrounding Bray
Bray is easily accessible by the M50, the N11, and serviced by numerous bus and dart options.

Louise is an accredited member of both IAPTP; The Irish Association for Play Therapy

Louise holds a Ba in Psychology, a certificate in Addiction Studies along with qualifications in the Incredible Years Parent Training Programme and a Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy and Psychotherapy. She has worked with children living in care, Autism, Elective Mutism, along with a variety of familial issues since receiving her BA in 2003. Louise also has worked for the CARI Foundation since 2010, a charity providing therapy and support to children and families affected by child sexual abuse.

Contact: louisemariepatterson@yahoo.co.uk
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