We offer both individual and group Play Therapy NI sessions, with additional parental / caregiver support throughout, in both Belfast and Derry /Londonderry.  It all starts with a 1 hour consultation, arranged at a time to suit you.

1. Take a 1st Step

Sometimes parents and carers hold off on seeking help to support their child; they fear they may be blamed or judged for their child’s difficulties. Let us assure you, this is a common reaction and feeling responsible for your child’s struggle is a normal part of being a caring parent.

Accessing support for your child will be the first step in making things better for both you and them.


2. Your Easy Consultation

Play Therapy Northern Ireland offer an extensive 1 hour consultation to parents, caregivers, and professionals.

We discuss your situation and gain a full understanding of how we can help you and your child in relation to parenting issues and child development.

3. Play Therapy Sessions

Individual Play Therapy: Individual Play Therapy is a one to one form of counselling for children aged between 3 and adolescence. These sessions, facilitated by a Play Therapist, are held in our special play rooms which are equipped with a wide range of toys and creative materials. Sessions take place on a weekly basis. The number of sessions required depends on the nature and complexity of the presenting problems.

Group Play Therapy: Group Play Therapy sessions can be very effective with siblings or with small groups (2-3) of children who share similar interests or life experiences. This can help with their emotional and social development. Group Play Therapy can be a very cost effective therapeutic technique.


4. Parental Support

Parents/caregivers, we know you are an essential part of your child’s therapeutic process. We schedule regular review meetings are your child’s Play Therapy process to help keep you up-to-date with your child’s overall progress. We support you with parenting skills and in strengthening your parent/child relationship.
We also have specific services for you:
1:1 coaching sessions – The opportunity for individual time with one of our qualified therapists. Just£40 per session
Day workshops (9.30am – 4.30pm) – Tailored for parents, this is 7 hours of intensive assistance for £99 per day.


5. Consultations and Advice

Play Therapy Northern Ireland also provides standalone consultation & advice to parents and professionals. We offer support and advice in relation to parenting issues and child development. These consultations can take place on a one-off or regular basis.