02/11/2021

How To Become A Play Therapist

A play therapist is someone who helps children and their families to work through challenging experiences and life issues through play. If this is a career you are interested in, read on to discover more about how to become a play therapist.

A play therapist helps children to make sense of complex psychological issues or difficult life experiences through play. You can get into this job via an apprenticeship or a university course, such as BA (Hons) Education and Learning Degree from the University of Bolton.

By completing such a degree and then specialising in a play therapy qualification, you will have the perfect route to establishing yourself as a leading play therapist.

You also need to gain experience working with children in professions like social work, therapy, counselling, nursing, and teaching. We can help you to gain the experience required for a job like this.

What to expect from a career as a play therapist

Providing therapy to children can be difficult, especially with cases involving violence and abuse. You need to allow for dealing with the sort of pressures that come with this kind of working by taking care of your own emotional health.

Networking is especially important in this industry, as it is a sector that is small yet growing. Not all vacancies are widely advertised, which is why maintaining good relationships is a must. Here at the University of Bolton, we help you to build your network and connect with industry professionals so that you have the best chance of employment.

Start your journey at the University of Bolton

If you would like to work as a play therapist, getting a degree is the most important starting point in your journey, and that’s what we can help with. In fact, we have a number of university courses starting January 2022, so we recommend that you check these out.

Our education courses have ranked 7th in the UK for teaching quality and first for student experience, so you can be sure of excellent tuition standards. Our small class sizes ensure that all of your learning needs are catered for so that you get the most out of your experience.

If you have any questions, simply send an email to UGadmissions@bolton.ac.uk and we will get back to you as quickly as we can, or call us on +44 (0)1204 900 600.

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