Play Therapy
Play therapy is a process whereby the trained therapist allows the child to explore, at his or her own pace and with his or her own agenda, those issues past or current, that is affecting the child’s life in the present.

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.

Examples of indicators for Play Therapy

Individual Therapy

Psychotherapy is a general term referring to the therapeutic interaction or treatment contracted between a trained therapist and a client. The “client” may be an individual (child, teenager or adult), a couple or a family.

Family Therapy

Family therapy can be described as a therapeutic intervention that focuses on altering the interactions between and among family members.

Couples Therapy

The goal of couples therapy, similar to that of family therapy, is to treat problems from the perspective of bringing together all involved parties.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is a process whereby the trained therapist allows the child to explore, at his or her own pace and with his or her own agenda, those issues past or current, that is affecting the child’s life in the present.