What is Play Therapy?

Play Therapy

Play Therapy is an approach that uses elements of play with the intention of helping children build better attachments. It is a mode of therapy that helps children to explore their feelings, to express themselves and to make sense of their life experiences.

Adults use words to communicate, children may not understand how they feel or have words to explain. Play is their natural medium to learn, communicate and explore their worlds.


Play Therapy supports children by helping them to consider and acknowledge their feelings. It helps them to learn that it is OK to feel. They can begin to develop coping mechanisms that enable them to deal with their feelings in a safe and constructive way.


The time spent with the Play Therapist allows the child to be in a relationship that is non-judgmental, non-directive and non-interpretative. During a therapy session the child begins to develop an understanding of their feelings and life experiences. Over time they learn to deal more appropriately with situations in the real world.

The Play Therapy approach is based on well - established theories that children will try to grow towards being happy. A happy child is better able to develop, to build good relationships and to learn.


in2play THERAPY provides a therapeutic service for either children or parents/carers who have experienced or who are experiencing emotional issues/difficulties in their lives, which impact upon their ability to develop and sustain safe and or healthy family relationships.

We recognise the diverse and changing nature of emotional needs and therefore offer various sessions to support and meet the collective and individual needs of the family unit.


Play Therapy can be an effective intervention for children with a variety of presenting problems:

  • Postnatal depression and pregnancy related difficulties
  • Children or young people who have been abused, neglected or traumatised
  • Those who have experienced loss through bereavement, family breakdown or separation from culture of origin
  • Children who are ill, disabled or cope with carers or siblings with disabilities
  • Those who have experienced domestic abuse or substance misuse
  • Children who have emotional or behavioural difficulties (e.g. depression and/or aggression) arising from their experiences?
  • Those with additional learning needs

"All the children thoroughly enjoy the sessions with In2sport. We value the time and effort the staff take to get to know the children and plan suitable fun activities to challenge them and build their confidence." Yvonne, Box Pre School Playgroup Manager

"IN2SPORT is fun, and when they come to my school we play lots of games like Dodgeball, Football and Cannonball Alley. Tasha is funny and a very good teacher." Oliver Turner aged 7

"I love learning new games" Pollyanna Smith aged 8

"I love playing Dodgeball and Football with In2Sport my elder sisters did it as well." Byron Gale aged 8

"The activities are really really fun, you learn loads of new skills and the warm-ups are brilliant too. It is 100% great!" Henry and Freddie Bone aged 7 and 5

"My son loves multi skills and the variety of games involved. It is always really well organised and he has also really enjoyed parties arranged by the team." Corsham Primary School Parent

"My Son really enjoys going to In2Sport Holiday Camps. The varied activities provided stop him getting bored. He gets lots of praise and encouragement from the organisers which helps build self esteem" Corsham Holiday Camp Parent

"My son Morgan, loved attending In2Sport Holiday Camps. He really enjoyed all the sports and activities that were organised and the staff are very child focused and understand how to keep motivation going during the fun packed day. They offer a fantastic opportunity to combine good quality provision with enjoyable indoor and outdoor activities." Corsham Holiday Camp Parent

"My daughter started going at aged 4 and has attended several holiday clubs, The team are amazing! She comes home so thrilled by what she has done each day and cannot wait to go back next time. My other daughter (who is only 3) is counting down until she is old enough to attend. This brilliant holiday club at a very reasonable rate. We will continue to use In2Sport for as long as it is available!" Melksham Holiday Camp Parent

"My son Haydon (5 yrs old) had a In2sport Party on Sun and was fantastic, all the children enjoyed it and the big bonus was Natasha the Coach kept all the Children entertained while I sat back and watched. Would definitely recommend hiring for something different as a party idea" Tammy, Birthday Party Parent

"In2sports is such a fab company. They offer a wide variety of sports for all the children to enjoy. Would highly recommend the holiday clubs and after school clubs to anyone." Bowerhill Primary School Parent

"Impressed with ball skills which have been learnt. I know my daughter has really enjoyed Dodgeball, noteworthy from a not so sporty girl!" St Katharines Primary School Parent

"My son loves multi skills and the variety of games involved. It is always really well organised and he has also really enjoyed parties arranged by the team." Neston Primary School Parent

"The coaches are excellent with all the children, my son really likes IN2SPORT and looks forward to Wednesdays. IN2SPORT have also entertained him and his friends in a brilliant birthday party of 27 excitable 7 year olds! They are diligent and hard working, no surprise In2Sport has such a good reputation." St Katharines Primary School Parent

"The best coaching company I've ever seen, was at a birthday party and the children loved them." Birthday Party Spectator

"My girls loved it ages 10 and 6 they didn't want to come home!" Swindon Holiday Camp Parent

"This has to be the best club for holidays, both my children have had so much fun, they have been up and eager to get out the door on every session, which for my Daughter has to be a first. It is very well organised with a good variety of activities and all the staff are very approachable professional & polite." Melksham Holiday Camp Parent

"My two children had a lovely day on Wednesday at the club at Goddard Park, even if they did have achy muscles the next day - shows what a good workout IN2SPORT gave them. Well done to you." Swindon Holiday Camp Parent