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What is Play Therapy?


Play therapy is a type of therapeutic intervention that utilizes play to help children express their feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a safe and comfortable environment. It is a powerful and effective way for children to explore their innermost feelings, work through difficult emotions, and develop healthy coping skills.

Play therapy is especially beneficial for children who are dealing with emotional or behavioural issues, as it allows them to express themselves in a safe and secure manner. Through play, children are able to explore their emotions without feeling judged or overwhelmed. Through this type of therapy, parents can gain insight into their child’s inner world and get a better understanding of what their child is going through.


Play therapy is an ideal way for children to learn how to work through their emotions in a healthy way. It can help children develop healthy coping skills, such as problem-solving, communication, and emotional regulation. Through play therapy, children can learn to express themselves in a healthy and productive way.

As a parent, you can help support your child’s progress by being an active participant in their therapy sessions and by providing a safe and nurturing environment for them to explore their feelings.


Play therapy can be beneficial for children who have experienced trauma, selective mutism, and other complex behavioural problems.


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