Play therapy helps children understand difficult feelings and upsetting events they’ve experienced. Rather than having to talk through their situation, children can choose to make sense of this by playing it out at their own level and pace.
Play can be a safe way to help a child re-visit traumatic or difficult life experiences and start to make sense of things. This can help them cope better with challenges as well as learning to manage relationships and conflicts in more appropriate ways.
Our play therapists are trained professionals who understand the importance of working with families. Before play therapy starts with a child, we’ll always invite parents/carers to meet with us and answer any questions you may have. We’ll also invite parents/carers to meet again before the play therapy sessions end.
We’re always looking at how we can improve our service and will invite you and your child to feedback on your experience of play therapy . With your permission, and your child’s name and situation anonymised so they can’t be identified, we may want to use this feedback to tell others about Platform for Life.