UPDATE: Restrictions on emails have been lifted

We now have sufficient confidence our systems and servers have not been affected by the recent cyber attack on our ICT provider, Sopra Steria, that we have lifted the block on external emails.

As you would expect, there are a large number of emails that have been quarantine but work is well under way to release them and should be completed by the end of tomorrow (Friday).

Thank you for your patience and support whilst we have worked to safely resolve the situation.    

 

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Sandplay

What is Sandplay?

 

"Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” (Carl Jung)

 

Sandplay is a form of play therapy that can be used with children and adults. It is a non-verbal therapeutic intervention that makes use of a sandbox, toy figures, and sometimes water, to create scenes of miniature worlds that reflect a person’s inner thoughts, struggles, and concerns. It is based upon the idea that “play is the child's natural medium of self expression" (Axline 1969. p. 9), and can be a useful way of supporting children and young people who find it difficult talk about what is troubling them and how they are feeling.


A number of Educational Psychologists working within the Educational Psychology Service have received training and continue to access supervision through the Association of Sandplay Therapy whilst providing Sandplay within local schools.

 

Each session lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. The average block of Sandplay therapy for children and young people is 10 sessions, although this may be extended if deemed necessary following agreement with parents and school staff. Sandplay sessions are usually delivered at a child or young person’s school.

 

Sandplay can be accessed through a school’s traded subscription.

 

 

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