When children behave in ways which puzzle or concern us, it is a good idea to be curious about what could be going on. 

Sometimes, behaving in different or difficult to manage ways can be the only way a child communicates their feelings. So if there are concerns about a child's behaviour which have lasted a while, it may be helpful to talk about this and explore whether there are any underlying reasons which play therapy could help with. 


Difficult things happen in life which can affect our wellbeing. These can include things like illness (their own or a family member's), bereavement, parental separation, bullying, accidents, lots of changes and so on.  

Maybe a child has experienced events which are hard to deal with and difficult to process. Play therapy can offer a space for their story to be told, so they can begin to make sense of it and to express their thoughts and feelings.