What is play therapy?
Play therapy is a form of therapy used primarily for children. That’s because children may not be able to process their own emotions or communicate issues or concerns to parents or other adults.
Through the medium of play, a trained therapist can use playtime to observe and gain insights into a child’s problems. The therapist can then help the child explore emotions and deal with unresolved trauma. Through play, children can learn new coping mechanisms and how to redirect inappropriate behaviours.
Play Therapy Services
Our play therapy service is headed up by Yvonne Lion-Cachet, a Senior Educational Psychologist and trained Play Therapist.
Yvonne has worked with trauma, emotional dysregulation, self-esteem, academic difficulties, bullying, anger management and self-control, emotional intelligence, bullying, relational difficulties, stress/anxiety, bereavement and identity issues with children ranging in age from 3 up to 12 years old.