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Children who are angry are often deeply sad. Rather than feel a vulnerable feeling like sadness, they express anger. Play therapy can help children who have angry and aggressive behaviours.   Why do some children use angry and aggressive behaviours? Angry, aggressive and bullying behaviours help some...

Helping children with grief can be daunting for adults, but there are a few simple things you can do to help. Children can experience grief from a very young age. For example, even very small babies can be impacted by the loss of a parent....

If your child is being bullied, or cyberbullied, it can be extremely distressing for children and very worrying for adults. A lot of parents and carers really aren’t sure how to help their child and there often isn’t a simple solution. Play therapy can help...

Play therapy is often sought out as an adjunct treatment for children with autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Asperger’s Syndrome (now considered ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which means that the brain hasn’t developed in a typical way. Some children with ASD have really...

Lots of children experience anxiety at some time during their childhood. It is characterised by feelings of worry, nervousness or fear. These feelings can relate to specific things, like separation from a parent, worry about talking to people and medical procedures, or it can be...

Divorce and separation can be highly stressful for everyone. For children, it can feel as though their whole world has been turned upside down. All the big changes to the family can really shake their sense of security. They often express the pain of their...

All kids get sad at times, especially after an upsetting event. Usually kids recover after some time has passed. If you child stays sad, for many weeks or months, and they don’t seem to be getting any better, then they may have depression. Play therapy...

When children have healthy self-esteem and self-confidence they like and value themselves. While everyone lacks confidence sometimes, children with low self-esteem and low self-confidence feel unhappy or unsatisfied with themselves most of the time. This can be greatly helped with play therapy.   Symptoms in Children with...

Emotional abuse (sometimes known and psychological abuse) is the most common form of child abuse. Emotional abuse is when an adult deliberately and repeatedly causes a child emotional distress (Berry Street, 2018). When children are emotionally abused their trust in others is broken. It can...

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