Play therapy

Play therapy for children

Play therapy uses play as a means of communication and expression for children who may not have the verbal or cognitive skills to express their emotions and experiences through traditional talk therapy.

Play therapy allows children to work through difficult feelings, traumatic experiences, and other psychological or behavioural issues in a safe and supportive environment. Using toys, games, and other play materials, our play therapists can help children build resilience, develop coping skills, and enhance their overall emotional and behavioural functioning.

Facts about play therapy

It can be effective for a variety of issues

Play therapy has been shown to be effective for children with a wide range of emotional, behavioural, and developmental issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.

It is developmentally appropriate

Play is a natural and developmentally appropriate activity for children and is an environment that allows them to express themselves

It can improve communication skills

Children can improve their communication skills by engaging in play and learning to express themselves more effectively.

It can be used with other therapies

Play therapy can be used with other therapies, such as family therapy or cognitive-behavioural therapy, to provide an opportunity to build rapport with a child and communicate themes that otherwise would be hard for them to comprehend.

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