Date of review: February 2, 2023
This is a beautiful, tender, and heart-breaking account of the author’s experience working in therapy with a little boy called Dibs. She writes of her play-therapy sessions with him over the course of a year, and how he unravelled as a person over the weeks and months they worked together. This is a great read for anyone interested in psychotherapy, play therapy, parenting, and child-development, and it highlights the importance of having a space to explore feelings, being safe enough to show one’s true self, and experiencing non-judgmental support. I also found that it demonstrates the importance of play, which is relevant to both children and adults alike.
Dibs in Search of Self by Virginia Axline is available to purchase on Amazon UK