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Welcome to
Care To Play Therapy

Children's therapy through play!

New practice located in Dublin

What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy is to children what counselling is to adults. Play therapy utilises a wide range of play and creative arts to help children express their feelings through materials instead of words.

It is a form of counselling or psychotherapy in which play is used as a means of helping children communicate their emotions. It enables the therapist to use play to uncover and help the client to deal with challenging issues and therefore Play Therapy can be a particularly helpful approach for children and their families in need of therapeutic support.

Care To Play Therapy Child Counselling

Who is Play Therapy for?

Play Therapy is an effective intervention for children facing challenges such as:

  • Emotion regulation

  • Social skills and peer realtionships

  • Developmental delays

  • Autism Spectrum disorder ADD/ADHD

  • Low self esteem and low self confidence

  • School difficulties

  • Trauma

  • Attachment

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Grief and loss

  • Family seperation and divorce

  • Sibling rivalry

  • Chronic Illness

  • Bullying

Play Therapist Nicola Lynch

Therapist: Nikki Lynch

Nikki has had long career in working with children both neurodiverse and neurotypical. She has also worked with Adults with Additional Needs. During her work over recent years Nikki became increasingly interested in Play Therapy and its practices.

Initial Assessment

The therapist will complete an intake assessment to understand how the current difficulties may have developed and are maintained within the various contexts of your child’s life. The results of this assessment may be shared with you, and a treatment plan will be developed including some potential goals for therapy, and the strategies that may be used to help your child reach the goals. Throughout the therapy you are invited to share any concerns or questions that you may have about the therapy process. This helps the therapist to personalise the treatment strategies to better match your child’s unique needs.

Play Therapy Session with child

Care To Play Therapy fundamentals

Honouring a child’s experiences through play therapy means the therapist can uncover the unique emotional challenges and enable them  to work with the child at the appropriate level.

Play Therapy establishes an interpersonal process, in which the therapeutic power of play helps the child resolve challenges and achieve
optimal growth.

Play Therapy Child counselling Creative arts

Our Therapy Room

This is a therapeutic child friendly space focusing on incorporating safety, comfort and creativity. The room is free from distractions and has comfortable seating and materials. It is an environment designed for a child’s holistic well being and therapeutic growth.

All items and materials are selected for specific
therapeutic purposes.

Care To Play Therapy Room . Playroom ideas, playroom layout
Care To Play Therapy Room, Playroom design

Our Parents Room

Giving parents a breathing space and a sanctuary of
relaxation. During your child’s therapy session, relax and take time for yourself in our Parents Room. This room is calm and quiet, it is a peaceful space with comfortable sofas, mood lighting,reading material and relaxing music. Take time to sit back and enjoy a stress free tea or coffee or simply listen to relaxing music.

Care To Play Therapy waiting room, parents room
Care To Play Therapy Coffee Dock
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