The therapeutic intervention focuses on the improvement of emotional, behavioural and social problems. The child’s inner resources are enabled by the alliance between the therapist and the child, to bring about growth and change. Play therapy is child-centred, play being the primary medium and speech the secondary medium.
Younger children may benefit from play therapy sessions as a form of intervention. Children from 5-11 years can be assisted at the practice by using play therapy. Older children and teenagers will be provided with therapy that is age appropriate.
Sessions are usually approximately 45 – 60 minutes in duration, depending on the age and functionality of the child. The number of play therapy sessions that are necessary will be dependent on the nature of the problem.
Please note that forensic services (court work) are provided. However, these services will only be conducted in a multi-professional team setting. Each forensic request will first be assessed by the team prior to acceptance of the case. Should the case be accepted, details regarding structure, fee and so forth, will be discussed.