Our core service is one-on-one Child - Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) for children aged 2–10 years. The personal nature of play therapy allows a safe and secure bond to form between the therapist and child which is so important to allow the child to fully express themselves and explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. In short, toys are the words and play is the language!
How it works:
Intake: Firstly the play therapist will meet with the parent(s) without the child present. The intake session is an opportunity for the therapist to get an understanding of the issues and challenges being experienced and to set the stage for the therapeutic process to begin. A full history will also be taken.
Sessions 1 – 4: The child will be collected in the waiting room by the therapist. If the child is resistant or anxious the therapist will help the child through these feelings. Sessions will be scheduled weekly with each session lasting between 30 and 45 minutes and taking place at the same time each week.
After every four sessions the parent(s) and the therapist will meet for an update session, this is an opportunity for discussion while ensuring the child’s confidentiality is upheld at all times.
And so the cycle continues with every four sessions followed by a parent update session. The length of the play therapy process varies in every case but most children will complete a minimum of 12 sessions and an average of 20.