"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing" George Bernard Shaw
"We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open" Barry Edwards
"Children are not things to be moulded but people to be unfolded" Jess Lair
Hello, my name is Deirdre Barry. Welcome to my website about play therapy.
Why Play Therapy?
Children naturally express themselves through play just as adults express themselves verbally. It is through play that children learn and make sense of their world.
How does play therapy work?
The therapist creates a safe environment which allows the child to feel secure and supported. In turn this allows the child to express difficult feelings, memories and fears, so the child can establish new ways of coping and feeling.
Who is play therapy suitable for?
Play therapy is suitable for children between the ages of 4 and 14 years who:
What are the benefits of Play Therapy?