Play Therapy

Play Therapy

Play therapy is a form of therapeutic intervention primarily designed for children and young people. It utilizes play and creative activities as a means for the young person to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions. In a safe and supportive environment, a trained play therapist observes and interacts with the young person during play sessions, using toys, games and art materials to help them work through difficulties or emotional challenges. Play therapy can be particularly effective in helping young people communicate and cope with difficult experiences or emotional struggles.

An initial consultation with the parent or caregiver will be offered to explore the young person’s strengths and difficulties. This information will be captured through discussion and a standardised questionnaire.

A block of six play therapy sessions will be offered to the young person with a period of review after the final session to determine if further sessions would be beneficial.

Our Expertise

Play therapy can provide several benefits to young people who may be experiencing emotional, behavioral or psychological challenges. Play therapy can support:

  • Communication skills
  • Emotional expression
  • Emotional regulation
  • Insight and awareness
  • Parent and child relationships
  • Problem solving
  • Relationship building
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress reduction
  • Trauma processing

Our Fees

£120

Play Therapy Session

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💪Courage: At TEP we truly believe it takes enormous courage to admit that you’re struggling with your mental health, to know that you need professional help, and to take that brave first step towards help-seeking. 
💛Compassion: At TEP, it’s not just about understanding and empathy from us; it’s about fostering a supportive space for you to be kind to yourself. Self-compassion reduces stigma, builds resilience, and propels you towards positive change. Embracing this internal kindness can be a powerful force for your personal growth and overall wellbeing.
⚖️Integrity: This value is crucial in the work that we do at TEP. We want to make sure that you have a space that is trustworthy, authentic, and consistently supportive. In a nutshell, it’s all about creating a space where you feel heard, respected, and empowered as you navigate your mental health journey.
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