Play Therapist vs Psychologist

Play Therapists are specifically trained to help children work through a variety of social and emotional issues which may be similar to a presenting issue you would seek out a psychologist’s support. In regard to methods, in the play therapy room your child will chose how they work through their feelings through the play resources instead of being asked. The child choses when to share and how they feel comfortable to share.

My role during our play session is to provide specially selected resources and a space of unconditional acceptance to allow them to gain an understanding about what is happening for them. This allows them to process their past or present challenges and work through their emotions. Through this space of acceptance children learn to problem solve and create more adaptive behaviours to build essential life skills needed to tackle big feelings which often feel too big to contain.