Creative Ways to Help Children Manage BIG Feelings

Creative Ways to Help Children Manage BIG Feelings

A Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children

Dr Fiona Zandt and Dr Suzanne Barrett


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Help children to stay on top of "big" feelings like anger, sadness and anxiety with this ingeniously easy-to-use therapy toolkit. Focusing on making therapy for children both purposeful and playful, the book provides 47 activities to transform your sessions using everyday materials and a variety of tried-and-tested therapy models.

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The authors deliver sage advice on how to work with children, adapting your approach for different age groups and judging how and when to involve parents and teachers. The handy reference table allows you to quickly fish out the perfect activity for the moment, according to the emotion the child is experiencing, or the therapeutic method needed. With its winning mix of creative resources and clinical expertise, all wrapped up in a simple and practical format, this is the ideal companion for both new and experienced therapists working with children aged 4-12.


Dr Fiona Zandt and Dr Suzanne Barrett:
Dr Fiona Zandt and Dr Suzanne Barrett are clinical psychologists who each have over 18 years’ experience working therapeutically with children and families in a broad range of settings. They founded Creative Child Therapy Workshops in 2014 (, providing in person and online workshops for therapists’.