This is a story written by Carolyn Kelly, a Play Therapy UK registrant for a little boy who just couldn’t ask for help. It starts:
Once upon a time there was a sailor called Mallory Twitch who lived on a little red boat in Pebbletown. Mallory Twitch was a very talented sailor and his skills were admired by everyone who saw him.
All the sailors moored their boats in the safety of Pebbletown Harbour. But Mallory Twitch kept his boat anchored outside the harbour because Mallory Twitch did things his own way. He spent every morning sailing and every afternoon eating cheese and chutney sandwiches.
The UK needs an estimated 22,000 therapists to work with children. There are less than 5000 at present. Plenty of opportunities to enhance or change your career.
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Did you know that a therapeutic story written according to a child’s need can be very effective?
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Therapeutic story is just one of many ways in which a Play Therapist communicates in healing a child.
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