is a non-directive method of therapy that helps children communicate their inner experiences through the use of carefully selected toys.
helps children to develop their confidence, positive self-esteem, healthier ways of communicating and promotes resilience.
play is the child’s language and toys are their words.
helps children explore and make sense of their emotions and empowers them to cope better with their difficulties in the real world.
Is an effective intervention for children experiencing social and emotional difficulties resulting from life events, traumatic experiences or mental health difficulties.
can also be used as a tool to enhance caregiver-child relationships.
Children are given permission to express themselves in whatever way they are comfortable and are not required to speak, which often feels intimidating and scary to the child.
Scheduling a consistent appointment time each week is helpful in providing consistency and predictability for the child who enters play therapy. This also provides continuity and more efficient treatment.