Worries

Do you know a child who?

  • Is not realising its full potential - academically, or socially?
  • Has difficulties in learning?
  • Has nightmares or has disturbed sleep?
  • Is at risk of being/is excluded from school?
  • Has suffered trauma?
  • Has suffered emotional, physical or sexual abuse?
  • Is (or in the process of being) adopted or fostered?
  • Suffers because of separated/divorced parents?
  • Suffers from anxiety, stress or phobias?
  • Has suffered a loss or bereavement of any kind?
  • Finds it difficult to concentrate for more than short periods?
  • Is withdrawn or continually unhappy?
  • Is ill, has a disability or shows signs of being on the autistic spectrum?
  • Finds it difficult to make friends?
  • Quarrels frequently with peers or siblings?
  • Bullies others or is bullied themselves?
  • Displays inappropriate behaviour?
  • Doesn't play?

Play Therapy and therapeutic play is effective for children between the ages of 4 and 12 for the problems listed above but can also be used with Young Persons and adults.

Play Therapy will be able to help most, not all, children with these issues.

PTUK’s research, based on over 8000 cases, shows that between 74% and 83% of children receiving play therapy from PTUK Registrants exhibit a positive change.