Play therapy is a method of therapy that uses play as a means of communication and expression for children, typically between the ages of 5 and 12. Play is a vital aspect of a child’s development and can be used as a therapeutic tool. It provides a therapeutic space where the child can work through challenges and gain a better understanding of themselves and their experiences.
Play therapy helps children communicate and explore their inner world and gain a sense of mastery over difficult experiences. It assists children in expressing their thoughts and feelings non-verbally.
Play therapy can be beneficial for children facing a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties, such as trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, aggression, and social issues. It allows children to express themselves in a way that feels natural and comfortable, while they explore their emotions.