Child Psychotherapy - Play Therapy
Young children do not communicate in the same way that adults do. They do not have the cognitive or verbal maturity to express their feelings and anxieties in words. Children communicate through play. Play therapy is therefore a natural form of communication whereby children can 'play out' their experiences and feelings in an environment where they feel safe and understood. In play therapy, a self-healing process takes place as children act out, explore and resolve the emotional, social and behavioural difficulties they are experiencing.
Play Therapy can assist with:
All cases which involve a child will begin with a session with the parent(s), whereby a full developmental, social and educational history is taken and the current presenting problem and reason for referral is discussed. The child will then be assessed and an effective therapeutic intervention (ie. Play Therapy) will be identified. As each child is unique, the number of sessions required, depends on the child's personality and presenting problem.
Play Therapy Parenting Skills Family Therapy