Play Therapy sessions

Is your child struggling?

Play Therapy at the Happy Play Den is for children aged 3 to 12 years, experiencing mild to severe emotional, social or behavioural difficulties.

Roisin Irwin

I am an Accredited Play Therapist.
I have over 450 clinically supervised hours of experience working with children in therapy. I offer individual sessions and group sessions and I am able to help children who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties.

Based in Century City and Durbanville, Cape Town.
My Play Therapy practice has rooms based in Century City and Durbanville in Cape Town. The playroom contains carefully selected equipment in order to provide your child with a safe therapeutic space.

Play Therapy

Roisin uses play therapy to assist children between the ages of 3 – 12. The Play Therapy process starts with an intake interview with the child’s parents or legal guardians. During this meeting background information regarding the child’s potential struggles as well as developmental history, medical history, schooling and family life is gathered. A review meeting is scheduled after 4-6 sessions. Roisin usually sees children for about 12 sessions, depending on the severity of the case.

Play Therapy information

  • Individual sessions: 45 minutes
  • Group sessions: 60 minutes
  • Session times: Afternoons only
  • Days available: Monday to Thursday
  • Session frequency: Once a week

Suggested no. of sessions

  • Mild cases: 6 to 12 sessions
  • Severe cases: 12 to 24 sessions


  • Initial intake meeting: 45 minutes
  • Teacher meetings: 30 minutes
  • Follow up meetings: 30-45 minutes
  • Closure meeting: 30 minutes

Book a Consultation
sand tray


Using the sand tray, children are given the opportunity to delve into their inner world.

creative arts


Paint, drawing materials and glue, amongst others are always available to children in the playroom. These materials allow the child to express themselves and dive into their unconscious processes.

theraputic storytelling


This medium allows for the therapist to use metaphors and symbols to access the child's unconscious processes.

music and movement

Music and

These mediums naturally tap into the child's unconscious mind and allows for trauma to be released.

Book a consultation today!