Play Therapy

Services - Child-Centered Play Therapy

Child-Centered Play Therapy is to children what counselling is to adults. Play is a child's natural medium of expression. Play Therapy enables children to express their feelings more easily through toys instead of words.

Children use TOYS as their WORDS to enact what troubles them. We may think of child's play as being trivial, that the child is simply playing. Because PLAY is the child's primary language of learning, children;

  • Learn to explore & understand their world
  • Express their feelings
  • Develop new physical, mental & social skills

Toys or other materials your child may use or do in Play Therapy

  • Specially selected toys to act out a story
  • Drawing or painting
  • Clay, plasticine or play-doh
  • Role-play
  • Fantasy and dress-up
  • Sand-tray
  • Verbalising their experience

The Play Therapy Room

A consistent and safe environment is created for the child. Specially selected toys and materials that enable the child to work through different experiences and developmental stages

  • Nurturing play
  • Aggressive play
  • Role play
  • Traumatic event play
  • Testing limits
  • Creative play

The Play Therapist

  • Is a trained Child-Centred Play Therapist
  • Creates a safe & supportive environment
  • Accepts the child as they are
  • Sees the child create their world as they experience it in the present
  • Maintains the confidentiality of the child
  • Develops and maintains a supportive relationship with the parent/s through parent consultations and training sessions

 

Play Therapy may help children with:

  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bullying
  • Behavioural & Social difficulties
  • Adjusting to blended families
  • Manage conflict in relationships
  • Divorce or seperation
  • During times of illnes
  • During times of loss

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You can use my contact page or you can phone (08) 9574 4328, or 0435 121 058.