Integrated Play Therapy

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What is Play Therapy?

what is play therapy

Play therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention that uses play as the tool of and therapy with children who are experiencing social, emotional, and behavioural challenges. It is developmentally sensitive and an effective means of responding to children’s mental health and wellbeing. Play therapy for children is the equivalent of “talk therapies” for adults.


Through play therapy, children can express and work through their difficult feelings, thoughts and experiences and find healthy ways to manage or let go of their struggles.


During play therapy, children will discover new and more beneficial ways of being. Play therapy supports children to develop trust in themselves, trust in others, build confidence, resilience, and develop a stronger sense of self, and a greater sense of responsibility. These are just some of the qualities that help lead a child to improved mental health and wellbeing.