Here at Play Therapy SA, we offer a range of therapeutic modalities to help children and families live the best lives they can. Our therapists are trained in a range of interventions, working both with children directly and with parents and caregivers. Play Therapy can help in many situations, including:


  • Autism

  • Attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorders

  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence

  • School and social difficulties

  • Selective mutism

  • Trauma or attachment issues

  • Adoption and fostering

  • Divorce and separation

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Grief and loss

  • Angry and aggressive behaviours

  • Chronic illness

  • Bullying

  • Global development delay

  • Sexual or physical abuse

  • Gender variance

  • Sleeping difficulties

A child’s natural mode of learning and expression is often play. While adults may use counselling to help them through difficulties, children can struggle with talk-based methods while their cognitive abilities and verbal skills are developing. Play Therapy recognises the healing potential in play.


We use a range of Play Therapy models depending on the specific needs of the child and family. These include Child-Centred Play Therapy, Autplay Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, the Learn to Play program, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy and Family Therapies based on Theraplay® principles. To find out more about each of these, please head over to Services.

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Play Therapy SA