Giving children from age 3-12 years a safe space to explore, feelings, thoughts and behaviours through play, toys and role play. Play therapy supports the emotional and social skills of children. It can increase speech, language and communication skills. Children with ASD can also benefit greatly from play therapy.
Play Therapy helps children in a variety of ways. Children receive emotional support and can learn to understand more about their own feelings and thoughts. Play therapy differs from regular play in that the therapist helps children to address and resolve their own problems. Through play therapy children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behaviour, develop problem solving skills and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. Children may re-enact or play out traumatic or difficult life experiences in order to make sense of their past and cope better with their future.