Talking about problems can be hard for children. A child may not have the words to describe how they are feeling, or why they are behaving as they do. A child may not be able to recognise what they find difficult, or explain it to someone if asked. Play Therapy provides the expertise and time to do this through play.
Play Therapy sessions aim to build a child’s ability to develop healthy and resilient relationships, and to work through difficult feelings or traumatic experiences which may be preoccupying them. Using play means that the child can explore their thoughts and feelings in creative and dynamic ways, without having to use words to articulate themselves.
For more information on Play Therapy, please visit www.playtherapy.org.uk.