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Wondering if play therapy can help?

The top 46 reasons why a child or young person comes to play therapy

If you are supporting a child or young person, play therapy can help with these issues:

  • General stress and anxiety, self-esteem and emotional well-being
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Attachment issues
  • Fears and phobias
  • Low confidence, low mood and low self-esteem
  • Frustration and anger issues
  • Experiencing school issues such as transitions to new schools or classes, anxiety around SATs, or exams
  • Friendship issues and bullying
  • Parental separation, divorce, family member in prison, or other family conflict
  • Hospital stays and other medical treatment
  • Issues around food and other eating issues
  • Trauma, including experiencing or witnessed neglect,
  • emotional, physical or sexual abuse
  • Adoption, fostering and being in care
  • Changes in family dynamics including step-parents, blending families and new siblings
  • Experience of a serious accident, other disaster or PTSD
  • Experiencing loss or bereavement
  • Additional behavioural needs including attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum diagnosis (ASD), Tourette’s or similar
  • Sleep issues
  • Toileting issues

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