To a child, the loss of a beloved parent or family member can be a devastating event. A child’s sense of security is shattered and their world becomes a scary and unsafe place. Play Therapy provides the child with a safe, secure and accepting environment in which to explore these painful events through the natural medium of play.
Children often struggle to express themselves in words, and unlike conventional talking therapies, Play Therapy uses play and creative activities as a primary medium for communication.
It helps bereaved children who have experienced the death or loss of a close family member or peer and are finding it very difficult to understand or to come to terms with their loss, to the extent that it is affecting their behaviour, emotional development and/or relationships with their family, friends or school.