The therapeutic process can help you to discover barriers that prevent you from personal growth. Acknowledging issues and becoming more conscious of them can help you develop more resilience and learn healthier ways to manage your emotions and overcome obstacles. The sessions can help you to process things that have happened, understand why you think and behave the way you do and develop insight into your behavior as well as help you to feel more empowered in your life. It can help you explore the effect of the past and how it might have influenced your present life. The therapeutic process can help you understand how relationships impact on you, how to build your self-worth as well as how to best manage your emotions and realise your potential.
Non-directed play therapy is a therapy that is used with children. It is a dynamic process where the child is provided with a space where they can explore issues at his or her own pace. The therapeutic alliance between the child and therapist provides the opportunity for the child to use their inner resources in order to bring about emotional growth and positive change. For children, their ‘play’ is their way of communicating and resolving issues. When I see children for play therapy, it is important for me to have an intake session with the parents before I see the child.