Who we are:

Play Therapy Base supports children aged 3-14 years and their families living in the Lothians.

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 play. 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.

"For us, Play Therapy Base has been a huge help for both a child who has gone through cancer treatment, but perhaps even more so for her sibling. There is absolutely no NHS support for siblings of ill children. Play Therapy Base has provided that much needed support, and we see a tangible difference in our lives thanks to their help."
PTB
(Parent Comment - 2023)

 

 

Support

For families in the Lothians.

 

1 to 1 Play Therapy


Children are offered a safe, child centred environment, where they lead their Play Therapy Session.

A variety of materials are available to explore their experiences, feelings and worries through play.

 

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Therapeutic Play and Filial Therapy


Parent/Carers and their children attend a block of weekly sessions. Using play and play materials they are supported by the qualified therapist to develop their communication and strengthen their relationships.

 

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School Work


PTB Therapists are based in nursery or school settings and offer a bespoke package of Play Therapy supports to meet the school’s specific needs.

 

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Consultations


Parent/Carers consultations offer the child’s main carer a space to explore relational interactions and use of play to support communication and positive interactions.

 

 

Latest News

 
18/01/2024

Wreath Making Workshop

Wreath Making Workshop held by a board member.

 
08/01/2024

St Johns and Kings Park Church

St Johns and Kings Park Church for £500.

 
08/01/2024

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Lasswade and Rosewell Parish Church

Thank you to Lasswade and Rosewell Parish Church for £315.76.

 
08/01/2024

Bank of Scotland

Bank of Scotland for £500.

 

Fundraising

 

Donations help us to fund children’s sessions. Visit our fundraising pages:

Sponsors