What is Play Therapy?

"Play Therapy is now a well researched and effective form of psychotherapy/counselling for a wide range of childhood emotional, behavioural, social and psychological difficulties"(APTA, 2016)

"Children use play as a natural form of communication in everyday life and opportunities to play are important for every child’s development. However play therapy is a different experience than everyday play for the child, as the specialised skills of the trained play therapist enables the child to enter into a therapeutic relationship wherein the child can safely express, explore and make sense of their difficult and sometimes painful life experiences" (APTA, 2016). 

 

 

Play Therapy at Play Therapy Spectrum 

At Play Therapy Spectrum we use the Synergetic Play Therapy® approach. We are also influenced by the Autplay model of training and our therapists will complete this training in 2021.

 

"Synergetic Play Therapy® (2008) is a researched-informed model of play therapy blending the therapeutic power of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, physics, attachment, mindfulness, and therapist authenticity. Its primary play therapy influences are Child-Centered, Experiential, and Gestalt theories." We are so excited to offer this groundbreaking approach that focuses on the latest evidence and information available.