Play Therapy can be useful for any child of four years and older. It can help to become aware of what feelings and how these feelings manifest in behaviour or one's body. They can learn how to become better at regulating emotions and expressing them in constructive ways. They can discover who they are and what their strong and weak points, needs, wishes, thoughts and dreams are.
The combination of this self-knowledge and training in social skills may help a child to become more assertive, self-confident and to have self- respect and respect for others.