Time being Therapy

Designed by Teresa O'Connell

Teresa uses a wellbeing tool box personally prescribed to support each child

express their feelings, regulate and develop the skills they need.  

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Play Therapy

Teresa is a qualified Play therapist .Play Therapy offers a way of helping children express their feelings and deal with their emotional problems, using play as communication. The main tools are;

o Creative Visualization

o Art – Drawing and Painting
o Therapeutic storytelling
o Sand tray / Sandworlds
o Music
o Dance and Movement
o Drama therapy
o Puppets
o Masks
o Clay

And play play play!
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AutPlay

Teresa is a qualified AutPlay practitioner.  Autplay Therapy is appropriate for children age 2-18 with ASC or social skills difference. Autplay uses structured play based interventions that can be both  therapist and parent / carer led to help improve skills related to social functioning , emotional regulation  and relational connection

Child and Parent Relationship Therapy

Teresa is trained to facilitate and supervise parents' play sessions in the 10 session filial therapy model CPRT.  Child and Parent Relationship Therapy aims to enhance and strengthen the parent-child relationship, improving family interactions and problem solving strategies - increasing trust. 

EMDR

EMDR

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
In addition to play therapy, Teresa is also trained to help children who have experienced trauma. EMDR and Play Therapy naturally combine to create a powerful method for treating children suffering from trauma. Through EMDR and Play Therapy, Teresa can help with the challenges children may be facing due to traumatic or difficult experiences.

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Wellbeing

Teresa is a Mental Health First aid Trainer, qualified EFT practitioner, Laughter Yoga teacher and Special needs teacher .  With 25 years experience of working with children Teresa is able to create a personal prescription for wellbeing that support your Childs needs. Teresa is also trained in clinical and safeguarding supervision, offering schools a service that values and supports teacher wellbeing 

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Availability

Current availability Fridays and Saturdays.

Referral Process:

Following an initial assessment session with parents/carers, your child will be offered 12 sessions of Play Therapy. Each session lasts 45 minutes.  Every child is different and after 6-8 a weeks a review session with parents/carer will determine a planned ending or extended intervention

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Play Therapy is based upon the fact that play is the child's natural medium of self-expression. It is an opportunity which is given to the child to 'play out' his feelings and problems just as, in certain types of adult therapy, an individual 'talks out' his difficulties.

Virginia Axline

"Toys are children’s words and play is their language”

Garry Landreth

 ‘the hands instinctively know how to solve something which our minds cannot do

Carl Jung