How does Play Therapy work?
Play Therapy uses toys and play as words to help children express themselves. As the child is able to choose what they do in the Play Therapy session, they feel in control and safe enough to work on the issues that are impacting on them.
They get to practice new skills in a playful way in the playroom, before using them in their ordinary life. Children are also able to use the distance and safety of play to re-experience difficult experiences and explore, gain understanding and control over the emotions that difficult experiences evoke.