Play therapy, for children from 3 to 16, is a method of helping children with social, emotional and behavioural problems to help themselves.
Play is the child’s natural medium of self-expression. It is essential for development. Play Therapy gives the child an opportunity to play out their feelings and problems with a therapeutic objective.
Through working mainly non-directively it provides a confidential space, alleviating emotional, behavioural and mental health problems, enabling improved concentration and learning.
It can help with a range of issues and between 70-88% of children show a positive change. Most sessions are individual, but group sessions of 2-4 children may be possible.