Play and Child Play Therapy
From newborns to teenagers, children use movement, language, and symbols in their play actions to express themselves and make sense of the world around them.
Normative is play focused and joyful, and engaged in for no other reason than a child’s pleasure. In the state of play, children are more available to learn.
During the early years the opportunity for play is fundamental to healthy childhood development, and proven to be an important precursor to the development of literacy and critical thinking.
Child Play Therapy
Child Play Therapist and client
The Therapeutic Powers of Play
The ‘Therapeutic Powers of Play‘ are the mechanisms play therapy utilises to facilitate growth and positive change.
Access to the unconscious
Increases Personal Strengths
Enhances Social Relationships
Fosters Emotional Wellness
Benefits Of Child Play Therapy
Clinical evidence supports the use of Child Play Therapy with clients of varying backgrounds and presentations.
It is effective in improving the experience of social, emotional or behavioural challenges. This is possible through:
Who Can Benefit From Play Therapy
Children & Families
This list is by no means exhaustive
If you think your child would benefit from M.C.P.T. services please be in touch. It is possible to integrate services with those already in place, such as psychology, O.T. and speech therapy.
If you are a parent or care-giver who would benefit from learning therapeutic play skills to support you relationship with your child, please be in touch.
If you are an organisation involved in paediatric education or care, and believe that your educators or carers would benefit from learning therapeutic play skills to support their educator-child relationships, please be in touch.