Play therapy is psychotherapeutic approach specifically developed for children between the ages of three to twelve years old. Children learn social skills as well as expressing feelings and how to communicate with others. Children also learn to address their problems by developing problem-solving skills.
Young children communicate through play and pretend play allows the therapist an insight into your child’s world: what they are thinking and feeling for instance. Children often use pretend play to gain the control they rarely experience living in a world run by adults.
Play therapy also allows children to re-enact what is troubling them as well as being able to learn alternative ways to respond to these. This resulting in your child discovering alternative ways of coping with worries.