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 practise 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.

"It's a must if your child is struggling with development, communication, social skills, emotions, expressing themselves, anger and frustration interacting with others[...]the list is endless on what they can help with. Also, the support they give to the parents is essential as in turn this ensures we are able to encourage and nurture our child in the most beneficial way for them as individuals."
(Parent Comment - 2023)



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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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


Community Connect Shortlisting

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A selection of books on display

Scottish Book Trust have kindly donated us books which are being displayed.


Wreath Making Workshop

Wreath Making Workshop held by a board member.


Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2023

Our walkers raised £3,460.





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