What happens before my child starts play therapy?
To ensure that our service is right for your child we offer a free no-obligation consultation. This starts with a phone call and we can take it from there. You are welcome to come and personally meet our therapist and see the play room/creative arts room.
How do I know if play therapy is suitable for my child?
At your no-obligation consultation, we will help piece together your child's symptoms and we will recommend an intervention suitable for their unique needs.
How many sessions of would my child need?
Our therapy sessions are child lead which means that this is different for every child. On average the number of sessions required is around twelve, this is because play therapy is psychotherapy which works deeper to completely heal and restore.
How quickly will I see a difference in my child?
Every child responds differently to play therapy, sometimes parents can see a noted improvement for the first session, sometimes a child’s behaviour can regress and this is because they need to go back in order to go forward. Usually, by session six there are noticable improvements.
Can I track my child’s changes?
At the beginning of therapy parents complete an online form which allows us to track where your child is in several aspects, this is repeated every ten weeks or towards the end of therapy. We can also track changes in school if parents wish to get teachers involved in the process also.
Does my child need to stay on their own?
Yes, play therapy only work between child and therapist. Many children start with is who experience separation anxiety and we are fully trained to provide a gentle invitation for them and allowing them to quickly become comfortable in our space.
Our therapy room is warm and inviting for a child. It is full of various play and creative media including sand, clay, art, puppets, musical instruments, therapeutic stories, etc. Parents are invited to view our therapy space prior to sessions commencing. View our room here.
Yes we ask parents to explain to their children that they are starting play therapy. There is no right or wrong way to do this and you know as the parent the extent of what your child needs to know. This is something we can discuss in the initial consultation.
Most parents do inform their child’s teacher if they are commencing therapy. Most slots are during the school day and therefore children leave school to attend just like other medical appointments. We can work alongside teachers also and provide final reports if required. Play Therapy supports your child’s academic achievements and allows them to be ready to learn in class.
A session of play or creative arts therapy lasts for 45 minutes once a week.
Play and creative art's therapy is suitable for children from three years old to sixteen years old.
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