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Non-Directive Play Therapy Service is offered to children aged between 3 and 12 years.

Non-Directive play therapy is a model of play therapy which helps children explore their feelings, express themselves and make sense of what is happening in their lives. It uses play, children's natural form of communication to help them explore and express difficult feelings more easily instead of words. Play therapy takes place in a safe and confidential space.

This way of working with children focuses on the child and not their symptoms and offers them a safe space where their feelings can be expressed and contained. The child, rather than the therapist directs the themes of the sessions. As the child "plays out" their reactions to life situations, the therapist is trained to provide an environment of acceptance, compassion and understanding to help the child feel accepted and understood and gain a sense of control or understanding of difficult situations.

Some reasons why children are referred to play therapy include:-

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