Play in Therapy

Play in Therapy

The younger the child, the more limited their language. We understand that ways they express themselves is through their behaviour, their interactions and play. We are always interested in how resourceful, responsible and effective children can be in facing problems.

Playful and creative approaches in family therapy can direct the focus away from the child as a problem. When adults and children collaborate actively, play is a mutual friend. All families are unique and so are children, our approach is to work with the family and each child at their level where creativity can play a very important role, sometimes children find it easier to tell their story through the medium of art, whether by drawing, painting, acting/role play or writing. Conversations that arise from the family partaking in creative interventions can shape new realities by reframing negative behaviours.

Play and creative approaches in therapy can assist children & adolescent who have difficulties in:

• Attachment issues
• Bereavement
• Separation/loss.
• Lack of Self Esteem
• Bullying Issues
• Relationship Issues
• School Related Issues
• Anger Management
• Depression/Anxiety
• Conflict in the Home
• Managing Difficult Behaviour.
• Managing Stress
• Building resilience & coping skills
Our family therapists adhere to the ICP (Irish Council for Psychotherapy) standards for working therapeutically with children and adolescents in psychotherapy.


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Naas Family Play Therapy Service,
Killowen House
Southern Link Business Park
Naas, Co. Kildare W91 D6KW

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