What is Play Therapy? 

Play therapy helps children understand muddled feelings and upsetting events. Rather than having to explain what is troubling them, children use play to communicate at their own level and pace - without feeling interrogated or threatened. 

 

 DEFENCES

defences

Therapist: 

“I wonder what’s happening? 

 

 

Child: 

“It’s safe in there”

 

 

Therapist: 

“Ah, but nothing can get in or out”

 

INNER TURMOIL

inner-turmoil

Therapist:

“Looks a bit scary in there, I 

wonder who’s looking after these children?”

 

 

Child:

“No one”

 

 VULNERABILITY

vulnerability

Therapist: 

“Sometimes it’s hard to let people help”

 

 HOPE

hope

Therapist: 

“I wonder what’s happening here?”

 

 

Child: 

“The mum’s making dinner”