Play in all its expressive forms provides the language and natural practical learning of children, making therapy accessible to all ages and stages of development. It builds connection, soothes and relaxes us all, whatever our age. Research data ( 2017) suggests that as few as 8% of children choose to talk in therapy when they have the option for creative and expressive play, making this approach the most appropriate and effective for them. For teenagers playful and creative approaches are often the catalyst for talking. It’s also much more fun!