Who is Play Therapy for?
At any stage in a child’s life difficulties can be experienced which cause him to feel muddled and stressed and can result in behaviors that gives rise to concern Children may present challenging behaviours or they may become quiet and sad. When children experience difficult life situations it affects them in various ways but nearly always they will be distracted confused and may express these feelings in negative behaviours. This can seriously affect the ability to learn and therefore delay or prevent a child reaching his/her potential.
Bereavement, divorce/separation, family change, neglect, abuse, bullying, being bullied, adoption, fostering, illness etc will have an effect on a child’s understanding depending on the age and resilience of the child. Some children’s resilience means that they can cope better with some situations – others may not and may need some help.
In most cases early recognition and a short intervention of the appropriate therapeutic approach can be very successful.
"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today."