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Play Therapy or Child-Centred Play Therapy, is a growing specialist area within the mental health and early childhood sectors. It is suitable for children of all ages, with materials and approaches that cater for all. It is an evidence-based approach, in which play is used as the medium to help children through their challenges. Some challenges Play Therapy addresses are:

- Anxiety in children

- Depression in children

- Childhood trauma

- Developmental disorders

- ASD related challenges

- Behavioural issues 

- Low self-esteem 

- Poor peer relationships

- Poor family relationships

- Social difficulties

 

Under the guidance of a qualified Play Therapist, it is within play—children’s natural form of communication, that the effectiveness of the therapy occurs. Play allows children to express and process the unmanageable in manageable ways. It provides the emotional distance necessary for communication, learning and processing. 

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