Play therapy for children under 12 years old and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Emerging evidence – there isn’t much evidence on this treatment option yet, but the research that has been carried out suggests that it could be helpful.
You might be offered play therapy if you’re under 12 years old. Play therapy aims to help you understand confusing feelings and upsetting events. It might also help to talk about difficult feelings and memories, which could help you to feel better. You would usually have about 12 sessions, but you could have more sessions if you need them.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.