Play Therapy Services

 
Initial Play Therapy Parental Consultation: €120
Play Therapy Sessions: €60

 

What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy is a form of Psychotherapy which uses a child’s most basic form of communication, play. This approach is used with children and adolescents to express their feelings in an appropriate manner. Within the playroom a safe, non- judgmental environment is created focusing on the relationship between the child and therapist.

In play therapy, the child takes leads and the therapist observes. This encourages free expression and the child is in charge of their own process. It is believed that children have the inner desire for emotional wellness and through this child centred approach the therapist trusts the child will bring what they need to achieve this to the play room.

When there is a disruption in the child’s development, play is used as a method to work through it. Children often struggle to put into words exactly how they are feeling. In the playroom the child uses the toys to communicate and play out their struggles. In other words, play is the child’s language and the toys are the words. In this way, a developmentally appropriate approach can be used to best suit the needs of the child.

 

COVID 19 Notice

The EPT Clinic’s Team hopes you are doing okay during this difficult time. In light of the COVID 19 crisis, the EPT Team continue to closely monitor and follow public health guidance in relation to this unprecedented public health emergency. The Government of Ireland have listed Disability and Mental Health Services on their list of Essential Services which are exempt from the Stay at Home advice. As a result, we are trying our best to continue to support families while adhering to physical distancing measures.