Benefits of Play in Counselling
Play is an imperative & daily part of any young child's life - and this is often the reason it is questioned as a beneficial tool in counselling. Parents & teachers want to know "Why must my child play in counselling if they can just do that at home?" The difference is that there is a trained set of eyes gently observing and deciphering the play, along with soft nudges at times in different directions to what a child would generally do during their play. I love the quote by Dr Garry Landreth, so much that I used it in the infographic below, because I believe it explains it so well.
"In play therapy, toys are like the child's words & play is the child's language."
Below, I have created an infographic on why play is beneficial to the counselling process.
If you think your child would benefit from play in counselling, please don't hesitate to contact me.