All play has educational, developmental and therapeutic potential. Through play a child develops self confidence and a positive self image.
Play Therapy provides a child with an opportunity to "play out" their thoughts, feelings and problems just as in certain types of adult therapy where an individual talks about their difficulties.
Play Therapy promotes resiliency and helps the child to develop holistically and increase emotional intelligence.
Any child can benefit from Play Therapy, it promotes imagination, creativity, concentration, communication, problem-solving skills, self-esteem and happiness in the child.
Play Therapy is suitable for children as young as 3 years old and there is no upper age limit.
Possible referral issues include: Behavioural issues, communication difficulties, delayed development, educational delays, relationship difficulties, parental separation, bereavement and loss, anxiety, bullying, low self-esteem, poor play skills, family disruptions.
If you would like further information about Play Therapy or would just like to talk, please contact me.