The aim of a therapy group is to provide a safe space where young people can develop relationships with each other and with their therapists. They have the opportunity to engage in therapeutic play and through this they are able socialise and explore their own thoughts and feelings, as well as the thoughts and feelings of the others in the group.
As therapists, we have boundaries that encourage the young people to respect the space, one another and also to respect differences within the group.
The young people are encouraged to be open and honest in the group and they know that what is said in the therapy group room stays there. This allows them to feel safe and to explore things in a therapeutic way that is different to how they might be at home or in school.