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What is Play Therapy ?

Play Therapy is a therapeutic intervention


Play Therapy is a therapeutic intervention for children between three and fourteen, although it can be adapted for older people with special needs or young adults.


Play Therapy can be a long or short-term intervention and is dependent on the needs of the child. 

There are many different reasons why a child may need Play Therapy to support them to process situations in their lives. These may include: 

  • Making sense of new family situations

  • Being adopted

  • Trauma

  • Bereavement

  • Anxiety

  • Coming to terms with terminal illnesses or medical conditions

  • Family separations/dysfunction

  • Abuse/neglect

  • Challenging behaviour

Therapists at Juniper Play Therapy work mainly in a non-directive way, meaning the child directs the play. The therapist follows tracking the child's play, reflecting feelings and emotions and limit setting when necessary.


If you have any questions please ring us we will be more than happy to talk things through.

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