Play Therapy

What is play therapy

Child-centred play therapy is an evidence-based, age appropriate approach to counselling children. Play therapy is used to allow children to play out what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to explore their feelings and emotions. It provides children with an opportunity to express, regulate, communicate, practice and master new skills and make sense of the world around them.

why choose play therapy

Child-centred play therapy was originally developed by Virginia Axline in the mid-20th century. Axline’s principles are foundational to our play therapy practice. These principles focus on forming and maintaining a warm, caring, accepting and permissive relationship with the child that allows them to express emotions and gain insight to promote healing.

who does it help

Child-centred play therapy is suited for children aged between 3 to 12 years of age. It can help children that have experienced trauma, behavioural problems, attachment concerns, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, depression, divorce and separation, school refusal, grief and loss, academic and social issues.

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