About Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 13, play therapy is a form of Counselling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health.
Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys–such as playhouses and dolls–to understand the child’s behavior and identify issues.
Client Focus Age Toddlers (3 to 6) / Preschoolers (0 to 6) Children (6 to 10) Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Get the help you need and understand your child’s issues. They are treatable with play therapy, a non-verbal communication method.
We use various forms of “play” based on the child’s need. Some of the common techniques include: Art & Crafts Drama Music Therapeutic Games Sandplay Variety of Toys
Play Therapy Approach
Expressive arts therapy is the use of the creative arts as a form of therapy on the basis that people can heal through use of imagination and creativity. Expressive arts therapy would include art therapy, dance therapy, drama therapy, music therapy and narrative therapy.
Our therapy area is a safe and welcoming space. Children are given the space to express themselves without feeling any pressure. After all they are here to “play”!