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  • Caitlyn Jones RC

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.


Love,


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