Play therapy is a form of counselling or psychotherapy that uses play and creative materials to communicate in therapy.

It is usually more common for children 3-12 years, but can also be an effective therapeutic approach for adolescents and adults.

Through play therapy the therapist encourages the child to explore life events with or without talking.

Play therapy can help individuals communicate, explore repressed emotions and thoughts, address unresolved traumatic experiences, help towards better social integration, growth and development.


  • Creative visualization
  • Therapeutic story telling
  • Drama therapy – Role playing
  • Puppets and Masks
  • Sand tray/ Sand worlds
  • Music
  • Dance movement
  • Clay

How does play therapy help?

The play therapist forms a positive, supportive, professional relationship with the child, through this process the child:

  • Gains confidence &self esteem
  • Experiences a reduction of anxiety and fear
  • Receives emotional support in learning to understand his/her ownfeelings, thoughts and behaviours
  • Can play in a way which helps to re-examine difficult or traumatic life experiences and move forward
  • Learn strategies for managing feelings and behaviours in a more positive way
  • Get support in managing life with a learning difficulty or special need
  • Gains new understanding of how the world works and incorporate this into their view of the world

To find out if play therapy is right for you, come on and schedule a free initial consultation with me. During this, we will talk about you and determine how we can support you in achieving your life goals.

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