Integrated Play Therapy

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When to see a play therapist

when to see a play therapist

At times children can experience feelings and behaviours that may cause disruption to their lives and impact their emotions and psychological wellbeing, and their ability to cope and relate well to others. Play therapy can be an effective intervention for children aged 3-12 years old from a variety of backgrounds who are experiencing:

  • Heightened emotional outbursts
  • Withdrawal
  • Low self-esteem or confidence
  • Anxiety or excessive worry
  • Depression, persistent sadness, or low mood
  • Insecure attachments with parents and significant others
  • Difficulty with social interactions
  • Distressing eating, sleeping or toileting patterns
  • Difficult experiences such as death or loss of a loved one
  • Family separation
  • ADHD
  • Medical conditions
  • Developmental differences
  • Dealing with a single-incident trauma e.g. car accident, natural disaster
  • Dealing with complex trauma e.g. abuse, neglect, domestic violence

If your child is experiencing any of these feelings and behaviours and you are concerned about them then having your child see a play therapist could be beneficial.