• Helping children through play

    Helping children through play

    The purpose of play therapy in schools is to help children benefit from teaching, by alleviating their emotional behaviour and mental health problems.

  • Therapeutic Play - What Is It?

    Therapeutic Play - What Is It?

    A method of helping children with behaviour and emotional problems, to help themselves

  • Helping to meet the  school objectives

    Helping to meet the school objectives

    What are the benefits to teaching staff as well as the child?

Play Therapy Helston

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.

What is Play Therapy?

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.