The purpose of play therapy in schools is to help children benefit from teaching, by alleviating their emotional behaviour and mental health problems.
A method of helping children with behaviour and emotional problems, to help themselves
What are the benefits to teaching staff as well as the child?
Maeve Macknelly offers Play Therapy for young people and children in Cornwall. This includes both individual and group therapy using various creative therapeutic methods.
Play therapy is a therapeutic intervention that helps children with emotional literacy, behaviour or mental health problems.
Play Therapy helps children understand muddled feelings and upsetting events that they haven’t had the chance to sort out properly. Rather than having to explain what is troubling them, as adult therapy usually expects, children use play to communicate at their own level and at their own pace, without feeling interrogated or threatened.