Play Therapy & Counselling Services

ca-imagePlay Therapy is a mode of therapy that helps children understand painful experiences and upsetting feelings. As play is a child’s natural form of expression, it can allow them communicate at their own level without having to put it into words.

Play therapy is useful for:

    • Children who are dealing with parental conflict, separation or divorce.
    • Children who are dealing with self-esteem issues
    • Children who are dealing with issues of loss, such as illness or death of a loved one.
    • Children who have been hospitalised.
    • Children who have experienced serious accidents
    • Children with disabilities.


Play Therapy can help in many different ways.

    • It provides children with emotional support.
    • It can help them make sense of life experiences by playing them out at their own pace.
    • By allowing your child to make sense and understand their feelings it will in turn help them cope with the future.
    • It can help your child to deal with conflict/angry feelings in more appropriate ways.
    • Play therapy can help you the carer to understand your child’s world.

We hope at the end of therapy children will feel a change regarding anxiety or worrying behaviour, better self-esteem and confidence and build stronger relationships with family and friends.

If you would like more information or if we can support you in any way, please contact Mary Keating in the school reception or via email and she will be happy to assist you.