At Gipsy Hill Federation we have a team of creative arts therapists that work across all sites. They work with children individually and in small groups.
Creative arts therapies use art forms, such as music or drama, to support children reach their potential in their relationships, emotional wellbeing, communication, attention, and play. To achieve this, therapists use a mixture of structured and child-led creative and expressive activities. The therapist is careful to attend to everything that happens in the session and responds in a supportive, non-judgmental and, usually, non-directive way to explore the child’s concerns. The sessions occur in a safe, boundaried and confidential space at a regular time every week.