Does your child suffer from emotional difficulties or trauma?
I have trained as an Advanced Drawing and Talking Therapy Practitioner.
This is a gentle, non-intrusive therapeutic way of working with people who need a little help to support their wellbeing.
It is suitable for use with children from 5 years old but can also be a valuable intervention for adolescents, young people and all adults.
Drawing and Talking is designed as a therapeutic early intervention that complements the work of CAMHS or other specialist therapies and is ideal for those children already on long waiting lists for other services. It is a person-centred therapy and works in a similar way to play therapy.
Drawing and Talking Therapy is safe and non-invasive.
It is a short term, time limited therapy and consists of 12 sessions of half an hour per week. Ideally these should be at the same time and in the same safe place weekly.
No artistic talent is necessary! The drawings, and the story-telling way we talk about them, allow emotional difficulties and trauma to be processed in a symbolic way.
Children / young people who will benefit from Drawing and Talking Therapy
Are not realising their full potential, either academically or socially
Are at risk of being/is excluded from school
Are (or are in the process of being) adopted or fostered
Suffer because of separated or divorced parents
Suffer from anxiety, stress or phobias
Have suffered a loss or bereavement of any kind
Are withdrawn or continually unhappy
Struggle with transition
Are ill, disabled or autistic
Find it difficult to make friends
Quarrel frequently with peers or siblings
Bully others or are bullied themselves
Display inappropriate behaviour
Have experienced incarceration of a family member
Gang, grooming and exploitation
On poverty line
Over 2 million young people and adults have accessed this intervention.
Established in 2003
Over 40,000 people have been trained as practitioners or advanced practitioners.