Play Therapy can benefit children in a variety of ways. Through the therapy children receive emotional support and can begin to understand more about their own thoughts and feelings. They may re-enact or play out traumatic or difficult life experiences in order to make sense of their past and cope better with their future. Children may also learn to manage relationships and conflicts in more appropriate ways.
The outcomes of Play Therapy may be general for example a reduction in anxiety and raised self-esteem, or more specific such as a change in behaviour and improved relations with family and friends.