Play therapy is a way of helping children cope with their distress and make sense of their lives using play and the creative arts. Play therapy can be used to help children experiencing: Anger Management Difficulties, Anxiety, Bereavement, Lack of self esteem/confidence, Bullying, Attachment Issues, Experience of Domestic Violence, Separation/Divorce, ADD/ADHD/Autism, Communication Difficulties, Trauma/PTSD, Adoption, Relocation.
Play therapy is a method of psychotherapy and a non-talking therapy that allows children to make sense of painful experiences and upsetting feelings, even though they might not have a cognitive or conscious understanding of why they are feeling a particular way. Through play, children can explore and express their feelings at a conscious and unconscious level. As play is a child’s first language it is important to their social, cognitive, language, creative and emotional development. Children play out their experiences and feelings in the same way that adults talk about theirs.