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What is Play Therapy?



Play Therapy Service

Play Therapy is a type of counselling that uses play to communicate with children and young people to help resolve or prevent psychosocial challenges, affecting their mental health. It helps children to be able to express themselves, explore their feelings and thoughts and to make sense of their life experiences.  Play is a child’s natural activity for children to express themselves, explore, communicate and learn.  Therefore play is an essential part of a child’s physical, emotional, social, cognitive and language development, This medium is considered very effective in helping children 'play out' the things that they unable to express verbally.  Play Therapy can help develop imagination and  creativity as well as encouraging confidence and developing concentration.