Play Therapy is a special way for children to learn about their world through using toys. Some children choose to explore things they find hard, or that are worrying them, through playing. For some it is a chance to practice skills of sharing and turn-taking so they can build new friendships. For other children play therapy sessions may provide a space to have time on their own without chaos or interruptions.
Talking therapies can be hard for children. In play therapy children can use materials around them to express themselves whether this is done through creating artwork, enacting scenarios with puppets or playing games.
Group play therapy provides children with the opportunity to share concerns and difficulties, while learning about themselves using play to communicate. Children learn about their world through playing and observing others. Group play therapy allows children to experiment how to form relationships and interact with others.