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.
How does play therapy help?
The play therapist forms a positive, supportive, professional relationship with the child, through this process the child: