Play Therapy is a non-threatening intervention, which offers children a chance to resolve challenges or trauma via their natural mode of communication – play.
In Gestalt play therapy, the therapeutic relationship is the main therapeutic tool – a warm, supportive and nurturing relationship between therapist and child supports children’s growth and resilience throughout the process.
This practice offers individual therapy for a variety of challenges, including the following:
- Loss, grief and bereavement
- Emotional regulation and/or expression difficulties
- Adjustment and transitioning difficulties (for instance, foster care)
- Divorce related difficulties
- Attachment and bonding difficulties
- Assisting the highly sensitive child
- Relational difficulties
- Self-esteem issues
- Sibling rivalry
- Behaviour issues