Children “play out” their experiences, challenges or life changes. Play therapy provides a child with a safe space in which to express his/her feelings, as well as to learn emotional and social skills that will become future protective factors. Play therapy may also assist children in expanding their emotional vocabulary and skills with which to appropriately express and explore complex feelings related to their specific circumstances (e.g. school environment, family structure, social). I work from a child-centred play approach in play therapy, and incorporate narrative therapy, non-directive play therapy and sand tray therapy techniques depending on the client’s needs and preference.