Play Therapy helps children to understand feelings and traumatic events that they may find hard to talk about.
Play therapy is a form of psychotherapy that supports children and young people to explore and make sense of their life, express repressed thoughts and emotions and understand confused feelings and upsetting traumatic experiences that they haven’t yet had a chance to process.
Sessions are child-led. The therapist’s role is to observe the child’s choices, decisions, and play style with a view to help the child learn to express themselves in healthier ways, connect thoughts with emotions, and discover new and more positive ways to solve problems.
Tools used in sessions can include toys, sand and water, dressing up props, puppets, books and craft materials.