How does Play Therapy benefit a child?

How does Play Therapy benefit a child?

Play Therapy is an intervention strategy to help children safely communicate and express their feelings and thoughts naturally in order to deal with trauma, loss, delayed development, and other developmental and social issues. Play therapy is fun, free-flowing, non-directed, and effective.
Play therapy allows people who are experiencing emotional or behavioural issues to open up their emotions in the safe space of the ‘playroom’, where they are allowed to face their thoughts and emotions nonverbally.

  • Play allows children to learn how to develop a better sense of their abilities and gives them more confidence.
  • Play allows children to develop creative problem solving abilities.
  • Play allows children to learn about empathy and respect for feelings of others by giving them space to get in touch with their own thoughts and feelings.
  • Play will give children a new avenue to learn how to express their thoughts and emotions.
  • Play helps to teach children how to be responsible for their actions

Hear it directly from a professional Play Therapist, JULIE BURTON, accredited Play and Creative Arts Therapist and Senior Course Director with The Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC).

PTUK’s Research has found Play Therapy to be an effective therapeutic approach for children.

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Parents also reported pronounced improvements to their children’s emotional outlook, better overall conduct, and improved relationships with their peers.

College of Allied Educators offers the Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills, training participants to effectively use therapeutic play skills to provide emotional and psychological support to children.


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