“Play therapy is a vital opportunity for children to “play out” those feelings- hatred, loneliness, anger, fear, failure or even feelings of inadequacy.”
- Virginia M., Axline, Play Therapy (1974)
Play therapy is a proven method that allows children to discover how to express themselves through play. It is an effective way to help children with social, emotional and behavioural issues. Play is a child’s natural medium of expression and is essential for development. Through play, children can relax, use their imaginations and be in control. Play therapy uses this to help children deal with their emotions, release tension and improve self esteem.
The therapist creates a safe, confidential and caring environment, allowing children to be who they are, without judgement and with as few limitations as possible.