Information for Schools & Agencies

Play Therapy in a school or agency setting will require a private space where sessions can be conducted at the same time and day each week. Good communication and frequent reviews with both the school and parents are imperative in supporting the child and identifying any difficulties they may have. School policies and procedures will be adhered to.

The British Association of Play Therapists discuss the benefits of school-based Play Therapy interventions:


“Play Therapy in schools can also:

  1. Help children to build healthier relationships with teaching staff and peers;
  2. Reduce emotional, behavioural and social obstacles to learning;
  3. Improve adaptation in the classroom;
  4. Enhance communication skills and emotional literacy;
  5. Address the needs of at-risk children;
  6. Support and advise teaching staff.”

British Association of Play Therapists (2004).