“In play therapy, toys are like the child’s words and play is the child’s language”
Gary Landreth
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Play Therapy is a method which uses the therapeutic powers of play to help clients deal with their difficulties and achieve optimal development. It is becoming increasingly popular in Ireland, helping children with various emotional and behavioural difficulties



Linsey McNelis is an Accredited Play Therapist based in Galway, Ireland. With years of experience working with children in both educational and therapeutic settings, she has helped children with wide-ranging issues, including anxiety, aggression, low self esteem, sibling rivalry, family separation, ASD, ADHD and selective mutism. She is also interested in the benefits of Play Therapy for the emotional development of children with learning disabilities. Linsey is passionate about keeping up to date on research in Infant Mental Health, Attachment, Neuroscience and Parenting.