Specialist Play Practitioner

What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy is a way of helping children to express sometimes repressed feelings and emotional problems, using child friendly play as a way of drawing out those emotions.

While adults can often express their difficulties, children can struggle to articulate the issues that are worrying them. A carefully structured play therapy can be designed in a way that helps children to express their emotions in a way that they feel comfortable with.

By drawing out the concerns that the child has, a therapy practitioner can then offer advice to parents or schools in how to address those issues.

What are the benefits?

The benefits vary widely depending on the requirements of the child, but in general play therapy will help your child to become more confident, to overcome the issues that have been troubling them and to improve their ability to manage relationships with familiy and friends.

What do we offer?

Our practitioner, based at our Kennedy Leigh Family Centre, will work closely with you and your family to understand your child’s needs and get the best out of them.

An assessment can then be carried out and a specialist play plan devised.

Norwood’s Specialist Play Practitioner works with children under five years old who show signs of global development delay, communication difficulties or learning disabilities.

How to I find out more?

For further information, please contact us on 020 8809 8809 or complete the form and we will reply to your enquiry.