When to see a Play Therapist

Research has shown that play therapy can successfully address issues related to:

  • Adapting to new situations (such as a new school or family set-up).
  • Aggressive behaviour or rage
  • Child or family member going through terminal illness – the more supported the child is prior the healthier the grieving process
  • Depression/Sadness
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Going through a family separation or divorce
  • Grief
  • Making friends
  • Nightmares, night terrors and bedwetting
  • School refusal
  • Self-concept & self-esteem
  • Shyness
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • Stress
  • Symptomatic behaviour (such as stomach ache, headaches, anxiousness, bed-wetting)
  • Trauma
  • Unusual acting out