Art and Drama Therapy for Children

Doras Bui Counselling for Children

Through our work over the years, it became evident that despite the best efforts of parents, children can suffer from a loss of self-esteem, feelings of bereavement and loss.

These feelings can manifest themselves in challenging and difficult behaviour, poor school performance and emotional difficulties. A confidential therapeutic programme through the medium of art, drama and play therapy is available through funding from the Family Support Agency. The aim of the programme is to assist children and parents to develop constructive and loving relationships in the context of their changed situation.

Art & drama therapists provide therapy for children aged from 4 to 12 two afternoons per week –  Wednesdays and Thursdays for 40 weeks of the year.

Referrals are accepted from parents or guardians who are already involved in the various activities in the Centre and who are willing to participate in a parenting support group as our holistic approach involves working with the child and parent at the same time.

Children and parents are seen on a first come first served basis. Parents with children in the Crèche who feel a child in their family may need therapy will, in the first instance, be referred to the Information/Support Worker.

For more information Contact: Alison Benson 01-8484811 or mailto:alison.benson@dorasbui.ie