Play Therapy is an evidence-based approach to counselling most often used with children aged 12 and under. Compared to adults, children are much less able to articulate their feelings and struggles using words. However, they often communicate their concerns through their play. In Play Therapy, play becomes the medium that allows children to communicate and process their difficulties. The therapist observes and interacts with your child while he or she plays, and sets appropriate limits and boundaries.
Play Therapy has been shown to be effective for a number of concerns including depression, anxiety, acting out, grief and loss, trauma, difficulty coping, relational difficulties, sleep issues, and others