Play Therapy

Play Therapy is non-directive and allows children explore and understand confusing feelings and traumatic events. Rather than having to explain what is troubling them, play therapy allows children to use play rather than speech to communicate their feelings. Our play therapist meets with the child on a weekly basis in our therapeutic playroom. 

Individual Play Therapy 

Play Therapy can help children with the following issues;

  • Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Loss and separation
  • Disability
  • Autism
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Domestic violence
  • Parental drug and alcohol misuse

The outcomes of therapy can vary and can include;

  • Better understanding of emotions
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Raised self-esteem and confidence
  • Improved social skills and relationships with family, friends and others
  • Better progress in schools and nursery

Group Play Therapy

Group play therapy involves working with a small group of children who have a specific need, for example “improving social skills”. The therapist facilitates the group and will discuss feelings and thoughts that come up during the children’s interactions. The group will last for approximately 6 weeks.

Group Play Therapy can help children with the following issues;

  • Social skills
  • Friendships
  • Grief and loss
  • Transitions

The outcomes of Group Play Therapy can include;

  • Forming and improving relationships
  • Helping children to improve their social skills
  • Assisting children to explore and process grief and loss alongside their peers
  • Helping children to explore their feelings in relation to change

Contact us

Contact Us

You can contact us by phone, writing to us or using the form below to send us a message.

26 Newton Place,
Glasgow, G3 7PY. 

0141 332 8371

As required by law and in line with The Duty Of Candour Procedure (Scotland) Regulations 2018, St Margaret’s Children and family Care Society operates a duty of candour policy.