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Drawing and Talking is a child-centred one to one intervention focusing on supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people. Drawing and Talking Therapy is the number one alternative to CBT or direct talking therapies and interventions that can often be confronting or limiting in the processing of pain or trauma. 

Drawing and Talking is a safe and gentle therapeutic approach, which provides an effective way for children and young people to process emotional pain or trauma they may be experiencing.

 

Drawing and Talking Therapy is a Short-Term and Time- Limited Approach. It’s a 12 week intervention, meeting the client for 30 minutes on the same day, same time, same place each week. Creating Secure Attachments working One to One. 

This intervention is focused on building healthy attachments and resolving trauma.

World of Dream and Fantasy through Drawings. Based on Jungian principles, the young person or adult will be guided through the power of healing when working with the unconscious.

 

After completion of Drawing and Talking Therapy, individuals have been proven to be more able to control their behaviour and most importantly have higher self-esteem; this allows them to thrive in the world around them. Supporting all children, young people and adults to have the opportunity to achieve and develop better emotional skills and character.

 

Who benefits from accessing Drawing and Talking?

 

Children from ages (5+), young people and adults will benefit from Drawing and Talking therapeutic intervention:

• Have suffered trauma recently or in the past

• Have been or are in the process of being adopted or fostered

• Suffer because of separated or divorced parents

• Are young carers

• Are vulnerable teenage parents

• Experience emotional trauma because of their LGBT status

• Are socially disadvantaged

• Are suffering from the effects of domestic violence

• Families involved with incarceration

• Suffer from anxiety, stress or phobias

• Have suffered loss or bereavement of any kind

• Are withdrawn or continually unhappy

• Are suffering from terminal or long- term illness or disabilities

• Has SEN (including autism, ADHD, selective mutism, etc.)

• Find it difficult to make friends

• Quarrel frequently with peers or siblings

• Bully others or are bullied themselves

• Suffer from disrupted or disturbed sleep

• Display inappropriate behaviour

• Do not play

• Are not realising their full potential either socially or academically