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Play Therapy


Play Therapy helps children understand muddled feelings and upsetting events that they haven’t had the chance to sort out properly. Rather than having to explain what is troubling them, as adult therapy usually expects, children use play to communicate at their own level and at their own pace, without feeling interrogated or threatened. (BAPT)


The Importance of Play in Development.


Play is one of the fundamental ways in which children learn. Through play, they learn to how to connect or form secure attachments to others.

The quality of the relationships children have growing up will impact the quality of the relationships they form as adults. So it stands to reason that good, quality play as a child can lead to quality relationships in adulthood. Through play, children learn how to self-regulate. We get excited as we play games with each other, but then we learn how to self-calm and soothe to continue to excel at the games we play. We learn when it is appropriate to get excited and when we need to calm.

Finally, through play, we learn how to socialise. We learn such things as taking turns, cooperation, and competition. We learn about rules and creativity.


Through play we develop the basic skills that allow us to navigate the challenges that life presents us. 


  • 1:1 intervention £65 per session 

(plus travel costs outside 10 mile radius of Crewe)

  • Small group £105 per session

(plus travel costs outside 10 mile radius of Crewe)

If your needs differ from the above then please get in touch so we can look at how we can help.


For some children, Animal Assisted Play Therapy may be more suitable and we can provide this in a variety of locations.

'The Play Therapy Toolkit ' is used according to the child’s wishes and may include:


Storytelling / Creative Visualisation / Drama Puppets & Masks / Music and Dance / Sandplay  / Painting & Drawing / Clay, Plasticine & Playdough / Games / Messy Play


Sessions may last typically 40 minutes.

Sessions offered are dependent on need and typically are between 12-24 sessions at weekly frequency.


They may be individual or with groups of children.


All children seen must have written parental permission.  It is the child's choice if they wish their parent / carer (guardian) to be present during the session.


We ask that SDQ (Strengths and Difficulties questionnaires) are completed by main carers.

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