More About Play Therapy

All children can benefit from play therapy. The relationship between the child and therapist is central to the process. Once trust has been established the child will enter into a fun and dynamic relationship with the therapist where they can easily express themselves and make sense of the world around them. The therapist implements few boundaries only those required to maintain safety within the play room. This allows healing to occur.

Play therapy can be effective for a broad range of problems including:

  • Anxiety- School, Separation, Social, Global
  • Angermusical-instruments
  • Autism/ADHD/ADD
  • Bereavement/Loss
  • Bullying
  • Child abuse or neglect
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Selective mutism
  • Difficult making/maintaining friendships
  • Social skills
  • Sleep issues-bed wetting, nightmares
  • Eating problems
  • Divorce or separated parents
  • Low self-esteem
  • Domestic violence
  • Witnessed a traumatic event
  • Illness/hospitalisation
  • Experienced Trauma including Covid 19

Click here to view interview with Meath County Councillor Sharon Keoghan and Melissa


Contact Melissa: 089 2546176