The children's room is located in the attic in Willow Tree Centre, it is a bright and spacious room fully equipped with toys, art, paints, clay and drawing materials, sand trays, puppets, dolls houses, soldiers and other specialist play based interventions.
The materials are openly displayed on shelves that are on the child's level where he/she can choose the medium for expression. The position of this room was specially chosen as it creates a magical space for the child that is separate and different from the other rooms in the Centre.
When children come to therapy, Play Therapy is used as this is the child's natural medium of self expression, and this technique works best as it provides a space for the child to 'play out' his/her feelings - just as adults use therapy to 'talk out' their difficulties. This is a less threatening and very safe way for a child to say what is on his/her mind and how he /she is feeling.