The British Association of Play Therapists is the first and foremost professional body for Play Therapists in the UK. We seek to promote our standards for Play Therapy practice and maintain a Voluntary Register of members who demonstrate that they have met our standards.
Play Therapy is a way of helping children express their feelings and deal with their emotional problems, using play as the main communication tool. To relieve the needs of children, young people and adults suffering emotional and behavioural difficulties by promoting the art and science of Play Therapy and promoting high standards in the practice of Play Therapy for the public benefit.
The Association of Play Therapists was founded in 1992 by a group of now respected practitioners who introduced and pioneered Play Therapy within Britain.Read More
I am incredibly proud to announce that we have been successful in achieving re-accreditation with the Professional Standards Authority this year. The cherry on the top of this particularly tasty news was that we achieved this without any conditions or learning points. In other words, we aced it. This was not without significant effort and […]Read More