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WHAT IS PLAY THERAPY?

Play Therapy uses a variety of play and creative arts techniques to alleviate chronic, mild and moderate psychological and emotional conditions in children that are causing behavioural problems and/or are preventing children from realising their potential.

Play therapy is particularly effective with children who cannot, or do not want to talk about their problems.

The Play Therapist works integratively using a wide range of play and creative arts techniques, mostly responding to the child's wishes.

Play therapy may be:

  • non-directive (where the child decides what to do in a session, within safe boundaries,

  • directive (where the therapist leads the way)

  • or a mixture of the two.

HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?

A direct one on one session is 50 min long once a week.

WHAT IS FILIAL THERAPY?

Filial therapy is a type of psychotherapy designed to treat emotional and behavioural difficulties in children. It was formulated by Bernard Gurney in 1964.
It is based on the principles of play therapy; however, it is distinct from it, in that it teaches parents (or other paraprofessionals) how to provide therapeutic interventions for children.