Play & Other Therapies

(Play Therapy, Filial Therapy and Creative Arts Therapies)

Play Therapy

Play therapy uses a variety of play and creative arts techniques. Play therapy is particularly effective with children who cannot, or do not want to talk about their problems.

Articles and PDFs

A a case study about play therapy

Organisations and Websites

It is important that any therapy services are provided by a fully qualified therapist. For more information see



Filial Therapy

Filial play, based on the principles of child led play, is an effective way of resolving attachment problems and improving parent/child relationships. It involves a coaching programme, usually of about 10 one-hour sessions and a commitment to play with your child at home for at least 10 minutes a day for at least 5 days a week. This schedule can vary depending on assessed needs.

Organisations and Websites

For information see
or for the register of therapists.



Creative Arts Therapies:

Art, Drama, Dance, Movement and Music

Creative arts therapy is the planned and creative use of art, dance movement, drama or music to accomplish individualised clinical goals with adults, children and groups. 


Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) refers to the professional practice of psychotherapy through movement. 

Music Therapy


Organisations and Websites has a register of creative arts therapists, all of whom have undergone extensive training.