Work with children, especially of primary age, is unlikely to take the form of simply talking. The counsellor needs to provide the child with equipment that can be used to express what is going on in their inner world, and to be able to understand the language that the child will use. This means being able to decipher how play is used to express what is going on unconsciously, and how art and craft may be understood as direct routes into the internal world, much as dreams can be used with older clients.
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