|Jonathan Bosworth Counselling Psychologist Johannesburg
Children may experience life very differently from adults. They often do not have the ability to fully process difficult experiences independently. They also lack the language and expressive abilities that adolescents and adults have. So just as adolescents and adults have "talk therapy", children have play therapy. In play therapy the therapist helps the child to express themselves through play (which comes a lot easier than talk) and assists them in processing their emotional difficulties in this child-friendly way. My colleague, educational psychologist Nikki Barnfather, describes the play therapy process in more detail: http://www.nikkibarnfather.com/1/post/2012/12/what-is-play-therapy.html
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