Play Therapy


What is Play Therapy?

Play is vital to every child’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical, creative and language development. In play therapy children use play to communicate at their own level and pace in the presence of an experienced therapist. The therapeutic relationship that develops between a child and therapist is very important. A child must feel comfortable, safe and understood. By building a therapeutic relationship with their therapist children begin to understand more about their own feelings and thoughts.

Who Can Benefit From Play Therapy?

Play therapy has proved beneficial to children experiencing many different kinds of challenging experiences including:

  • Abuse

  • Adoption

  • Aggression

  • Anxiety

  • ASD, ADD and ADHD

  • Attachment issues

  • Autism spectrum

  • Bereavement

  • Communication and learning difficulties

  • Depression

  • Domestic violence

  • Emotional regulation

  • Emotional-behavioural difficulties\

  • Family breakdown and divorce

  • Fostering

  • Living with a disability

  • Medical intervention

  • OCD

  • Resilience

  • Self-esteem

  • Trauma

Play therapy sand box

Our Therapists work one-on-one with children providing therapy tailored to their individual needs.

To find out more about Play Therapy and how it can help your child, please contact us on 0208 6737930