Who is Creative/ Play Therapy for?


Children and people of all ages have benefited from addressing difficult feelings, experiences and behaviours through creative therapy. While talking is of course part of this type of therapy, many people find it helps them to express themselves creatively, externalise what’s inside and gain greater insight into what is going on for them than words alone could accomplish. Play Therapy works particularly well with children of all ages as it uses their natural language of make-belief and pretend. Play engages children, offering opportunities to express themselves in a way that is safe and, with the help of accepting and attuned reflection, creates new insights and understanding.

It has been shown to be very effective with children, teenagers and adults who are experiencing  a variety of emotional, social or behavioural difficulties:


  • Social exclusion/ difficult relationships
  • Communication problems
  • Emotional and self-esteem problems
  • Abuse experiences
  • Underperforming/ poor academic achievement
  • Concentration/ attention
  • Separation/ divorce
  • Anger, aggression, violence
  • Stress , anxiety, phobias, social withdrawal
  • Loss/ bereavement,
  • Nightmares/ bedwetting
  • Coping with developmental difficulties: ADHD, Developmental Delay, Selective Mutism, Physical Difficulties
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Substance misuse/ self-destructive behaviours
  • Going into Care/ Adoption


Play Therapy (a form of Child Counselling/ Child Therapy/ Child Psychotherapy) and Creative Therapy (a form of Adult Counselling/ Adult Therapy/ Psychotherapy) and Clinical Supervision/ Creative Supervision is provided by a trained and experienced Accredited Play Therapist, Janine Nehrig. Janine is a member of Play Therapy Ireland PTIrl, the Psychological Society of Ireland PSI and the Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists, Accredited Register, accredited and regulated by the UK government Professional Standards Authority PSA. Clinical Supervision is further accepted by the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists IACAT. ARCH Creative and Play Therapy Centre is located in Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster and is within convenient reach of nearby villages and cities such as Abbeyfeale, Adare, Annacotty, Askeaton, Ballina, Ballybrophy, Ballycahill, Ballyhahill, Ballyhea, Ballylanders, Birr, Borrisoleigh, Broadford, Bruff, Bruree,  Caherconlish, Cappagh, Cappamore, Castleconnell, Charleville, Clarecastle, Cloonlara, Croagh, Croom, Crusheen, Dolla, Doon, Dromcollogher, Ennis, Ennistymon, Fedamore, Foynes, Glin, Grange, Hospital, Kildimo, Kilfannane, Kilkishen, Killaloe, Kilmallock, Kilmurry, Kilrush, Lisnagry, Milford, Mitchelstown, Montpelier, Murroe, Nenagh, Newcastle West, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Newport, Newtown, Patrickswell, Quin, Rathkeale, Roscrea, Shannon, Sixmilebridge, Tarbert, Templemore, Thurles, Tipperary Town, Toomvara, Tulla, Tullamore, County Clare, North Tipperary, South Tipperary, County Kerry, County Cork, Munster. 

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