PLAY AND ART THERAPY

Therapeutic play is different to 'normal' play as it offers a structured approach. 

 

The aim of play therapy is to help children and adolescents explore and express feelings and self-regulate through other forms rather than talking therapy.  This can be less confronting and can help express thoughts and feelings in a non-threatening way. 

 

Therapeutic play takes a developmental perspective with play and art tailored to each client's needs.  Play is also a platform to learn new coping skills, self-control, express feelings,  problem solve and improve communication skills. 

 

Play therapy can be used to address the following:

  • ​anxiety

  • depression

  • grief and loss

  • family conflict

  • divorce

  • difficulties with school

  • bullying

  • increasing social skills

If you would like to know more about how play therapy, please don't hesitate to contact us on 02 8519 4197.