There are two main ways of accessing a play therapist or a practitioner of therapeutic play:
Using an independent play therapist or practitioner (for which you will have to pay a fee)
Using a therapist whose services are fully or partly funded by local authority children's, education, social, or health services, a charity or some other agency.
Consult a doctor if the child has a severe mental health problem.
Using an independent PTUK registered play/creative arts therapist
1. Check the availability of PTUK registered therapists - then use the enquiry form at the bottom of the page if you have a problem finding one
2. Check their PTUK membership card - if in any doubt contact us.
3. Ask the therapist to carry out an assessment, then agree the objectives of the therapy, number of sessions and fees.