What do Play Therapists do?

Play Therapists work with children suffering from a range of challenges:

  • Psychological difficulties;
  • Behavioural difficulties; and/or
  • Complex life experiences.

Research has found Play Therapy to be an effective therapeutic approach for a variety of children’s difficulties including:

  • Parental separation or divorce
  • Death and the grieving process (e.g. of a parent, grandmother or sibling)
  • Loss
  • Trauma (e.g. abuse, domestic violence, natural disasters, neglect and various other traumatic experiences)
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Learning Difficulties
  • ADD or ADHD
  • Selective Mutism
  • Children whose parents have mental health difficulties, and/or addictions
  • Children who have been hospitalized
  • Children who have been adopted or are in foster care
  • Children who have witnessed serious accidents
  • Children who have difficulties making friends/school difficulties
  • Sleeping and eating difficulties
  • Identity issues