“Building relationships from the inside out”

 - The Theraplay Institute


Theraplay is a play-based attachment approach that aims to build and enhance healthy loving relationships between the child and their primary care givers whether birth parents, adopted parents or foster/kinship carers.


Theraplay is fun! The therapist demonstrates and supports the “parent” to work with their child through play, focussing on structure, engagement, nurture and challenge using play techniques that can easily be transferred and practiced in the home.


Theraplay can benefit children with attachment problems, children exhibiting many problematic behaviours including dysregulation, controlling behaviours, aggression, children presenting as intensely shy and withdrawn, and help children that have suffered neglect, abuse and trauma.