Lisa Bridger

My name is Lisa Bridger and I am a Certified Practitioner of Therapeutic Play, based in Dorset. I trained for this role with PTUK after working for many years in schools with children who have Special Educational Needs, delivering interventions and supporting children to access the curriculum. I trained first in Emotional Literacy Support with Dorset Psychology Service and then realised through working in this field, the immense value of a child- centred approach for those experiencing emotional problems. This led to my pursuing a career in therapeutic work with primary aged children.
Therapeutic Play has enormous benefit because it enables children to explore whatever is troubling them in a non- confrontational way. Through the use of sand play, clay, puppets, art and craft, role play, music, dance and a variety of toys, children are able to express their difficulties metaphorically rather than directly, which can seem less scary for a child.
Therapeutic Play can be beneficial for children suffering many difficulties including emotional regulation, anxiety, nightmares, friendship issues, peer group pressure, separation anxiety, parental separation and divorce, bedwetting and communication problems. It can also be helpful for children on the autistic spectrum who may be struggling with sensory overload and self-expression.
My sessions are delivered one to one, using a mainly non-directive approach. I also use Creative Visualisation techniques and Therapeutic Stories if I think this is appropriate for my client. The work is individualised to each client, allowing them to play in a non-judgmental environment where all feelings are welcomed, and confidentiality is paramount.
If you feel that Therapeutic Play would be beneficial to your child, please feel free to get in touch to discuss their needs.

 

  • Organisation: PTUK
  • Membership Number: 202004329
  • Town: Sturminster Newton
  • County: Dorset
  • Country: United Kingdom

Qualification: Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills

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