Play Therapy is a modern and intuitive approach to treating a wide scope of children’s emotional and behavioural presentations. A child’s imagination and ability to project their thoughts and feelings onto toys and objects is fundamentally where play therapy begins. The specialist skill set of the therapist enables a therapeutic relationship between the professional and the child that would otherwise be difficult to achieve with typical therapy.
Play Therapy is primarily used with children aged between 3 and 12 years of age, but is sometimes appropriate for young people outside of this age bracket. It allows them to explore their emotions and situations in their lives freely through play, in a safe and comfortable environment. Ultimately, children are often able to express themselves better through play rather than verbal communication with adults.