What is
Play Therapy?

Play is vital to every child's social, emotional, cognitive, physical, creative and language development.

  • Play therapy has been practiced in America and other countries for more than 40 years.
  • It is an effective and proven intervention for children and young people (3-16yrs) who have had experiences of bereavement, parental separation, abuse, violence, addiction, mental health problems or developmental delay.
  • In play therapy, children may re-enact or play out traumatic or difficult life experiences in order to make sense of their past and cope better with their future.
  • Children may also learn to manage relationships and conflicts in more appropriate ways.
  • Toys and materials used in play therapy include art and crafts, sand, water, music, clay, puppets, animal figures, family figures, dolls and dress-up props.

The outcomes of play therapy include a reduction in anxiety, increased confidence and independence, improved relationships with family and friends, positive behaviour changes, improved coping skills and increased resiliency

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Services provided at Midlands Play Therapy:

Midlands Play Therapy accepts referrals directly from parents and carers as well as front line children's services, GP services, adoption and fostering agencies, schools and children's centres.

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