We know that play is essential for children to develop physically, emotionally and socially. Play fosters imagination, creativity and encourages confidence and concentration.
Play Therapy (or Special Time as it is referred to with the children) is a structured, theoretically based approach to therapy, whereby the child’s natural means of expression, play, is used as a therapeutic method to assist him/her in coping with emotional stress or trauma. Using play, rather than relying on ‘talk’ allows the child to manipulate the world on a smaller scale, something that cannot be done in the child’s everyday environment.
Children from ages 4 and onwards can benefit from Play Therapy if they are experiencing a variety of difficulties including:
Bereavement / Loss
Friendship / Bullying
Bedwetting / Sleep Problems
Concentration or Attention Concerns
Not speaking / Communication Problems
The programme is run as a 12-week programme, with parent feedback sessions scheduled every 6 - 8 weeks.