Understanding Stories, Play and Metaphor when counselling Children and Young People

In this module, we shall: -

  • analyse the principles of play and how this informs the therapeutic process.

  • explain how the role of play is an essential method of communication for early childhood development.

  • explain how social interaction supports children and young people’s communication development.

  • explain the principles of storytelling and how stories can be used in a therapeutic setting.

  • explain the types of metaphor and symbol that can be used in a therapeutic play context.

  • describe the ways metaphor can be used to help young people tell their stories.