At our therapy base in Ladyburn Business Centre our Family Workers work extensively alongside parents as the child sees the Play Therapist for the issue presenting.
The role of the parent/ carer is key to the process and successful outcome of the child's therapy. How do parents help make the child's courage a wee bit bigger than their anxiety in that moment?.... by adopting calm and belief in the child so that avoidance becomes less of an option, coupled with safety and that as parents we have trust in them more than fear for them and as we lovingly encourage them ...
"It felt really big for you and you wondered if you could- but you did it- you found a way, and you did it all by yourself"
Picture credit: Karen Young_Hey Sigmund