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Play Therapy in London

What is Play Therapy?

Play Therapy is primarily used when working with children. This approach to therapy accesses a child’s natural form of communication through play to explore life events that are affecting the child. Play Therapy allows the child to explore and communicate thoughts and emotions that they are unable to verbalise. Additionally, Play Therapy provides children with an opportunity to address unresolved trauma.

Play Therapy may utilise tools such as a sandbox, stuffed animals, dolls and dollhouses, toys and costumes to help the child with expression through play. The child’s interaction with the objects are considered symbolic language and allows the therapist to learn which specific thoughts and events are challenging for the child to express verbally. This therapeutic modality may be used as a primary intervention or in conjunction with additional therapies to address social, emotional, and behavioural issues. Play Therapy typically entails 20 sessions that are 30-50 minutes in length but is not confined or restricted to this amount. This approach may be used with adults, but is typically used with children ages 12 and below.


How does Play Therapy in London work?

While attending Play Therapy, your child will:

  • work with the therapist to identify and process behaviour that is problematic and led to the request for services.
  • have free play initially, allowing them to play as they wish and become acquainted with the tools in the office.
  • learn skills such as problem-solving, social skills, and communication.
  • have the opportunity to work with the therapist and on their own to explore problem solving through play.
  • participate in sessions that occur one time per week and last approximately 50 minutes.

Getting Play Therapy in London

We offer Play Therapy at our clinics in Central London.


Therapists

All our Therapists offer Play Therapy. Click here to meet the Team.


Fees for Play Therapy in London

Sessions with our Psychologists are by prepaid appointments only. You can find out more about our fees on our Fees Page.

Recent Blog Posts on Play Therapy

Recent Blog Posts on Play Therapy

Child’s Play: Nurturing Minds Through the Lens of Child Therapy

By The International Psychology Clinic | 21 December 2023
Child's Play: Nurturing Minds Through the Lens of Child Therapy

Children navigate the world with wide-eyed wonder, but for some, the journey may be fraught with challenges that require special attention. In this exploration, we delve into the realm of child therapy, uncovering how play becomes a powerful medium for […]

Play Therapy Success Stories: Real-life Transformations Through Play

By The International Psychology Clinic | 20 December 2023
Play Therapy Success Stories: Real-life Transformations Through Play

1. Introduction – The Healing Power of Play Therapy Embark on a journey of inspiring narratives as we delve into the transformative realm of play therapy success stories. This article illuminates the profound impact of play therapy in real-life situations, […]

The Art of Play Therapy: Creative Approaches to Healing

By The International Psychology Clinic | 20 December 2023
The Art of Play Therapy: Creative Approaches to Healing

1. Unveiling the Creative Canvas of Play Therapy In the realm of psychological healing, the art of play therapy emerges as a dynamic and creative approach to addressing emotional challenges. This article delves into the diverse and imaginative techniques employed […]

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