Young children can find it difficult to express their feelings in words, as they do not have the verbal ability like adults do.
Play therapy is a counselling approach to help children express their feelings and thoughts through play.
Play is the child’s natural world and Play Therapy has as its aim to allow the child to use play to communicate at his/her own level and pace in a respectful and safe environment.
This can assist him/her to gain a better understanding of his/her world.
Play Therapy can be useful to address issues such as fear, anxiety, family changes (e.g. separation or divorce), adapting to new situations, such as a new school, development of self-concept and self-esteem, social interaction difficulties and aggressive behaviour.