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Play Therapy

For children ages 2-10.

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What Are the Benefits?
Play Therapy offers numerous benefits for children such as: 

  1. Emotional expression: Play Therapy provides a natural outlet for children to express and communicate their emotions, even when they may struggle to articulate them verbally. It allows them to release feelings of anxiety, anger, sadness, or confusion in a safe and constructive manner.

  2. Self-awareness and insight: Through Play Therapy, children gain a better understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They develop self-awareness and insight into their experiences, enabling them to navigate challenges, resolve conflicts, and develop healthier coping strategies.

  3. Emotional regulation: Play Therapy supports children in developing emotional regulation skills. They learn to identify and manage their emotions, leading to increased resilience and the ability to handle life's ups and downs more effectively.

  4. Problem-solving and decision-making: Engaging in Play  Therapy encourages children to use their imagination, creativity, and problem-solving skills. They learn to make choices, negotiate, and find solutions, fostering their cognitive and social development.

  5. Self-esteem and empowerment: Play Therapy promotes a sense of empowerment and builds self-esteem. As children engage in sessions and experience the therapist's full acceptance, understanding and support, they develop a positive self-image and a stronger sense of their own abilities.

  6. Healthy relationships: Through the therapeutic relationship with our trained Play Therapists, children learn to trust, connect, and develop healthier relationships. This experience can positively impact their interactions with peers, family members, and other significant individuals in their lives.


Is Play Therapy Right for Your Child?
Play Therapy can be beneficial for children facing a wide range of challenges, such as anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, social difficulties, grief, and more. It is a flexible and adaptable approach that can be tailored to suit each child's unique needs and developmental stage.



What is Play Therapy?

Play Therapy is a specialised approach designed to support children ages 2-10 in their emotional and psychological well-being. At Play Therapy SA, we believe in the power of play as a means of communication and healing for children facing various challenges.


We create a safe and nurturing environment where children can freely engage in unstructured play, guided by our postgraduate trained play therapists. 

Parents can expect a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment in which their children can learn, grow, and develop. Read about the process here.

How Does It Work?
In Play Therapy, we prioritise the child's unique needs, interests, and experiences. Our therapists provide a supportive and non-judgmental space where children can freely choose from a wide range of toys and materials to engage in play. This child-led approach allows them to express themselves, make choices, and take the lead in their own healing process.

Our therapists observe and actively participate in the child's play, providing gentle guidance and support when needed. Through play, children often reveal their inner thoughts, feelings, and conflicts, helping our therapists gain valuable insights into their experiences and emotions. This enables us to develop a deep understanding of the child's world and respond accordingly.

Some of our therapists also integrate directive approaches into their sessions such as Sandtray Therapy, AutPlay Therapy and Theraplay.

Our dedicated team of Play Therapists are committed to creating a nurturing and supportive environment where your child can thrive. We collaborate closely with parents and caregivers to ensure a holistic approach to your child's well-being.​

Watch these videos to help explain what Play Therapy is all about.

Ready to book a session? Click below to see our availability.

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