What is play therapy?

Play therapy is generally employed with children aged 3 through 11 and provides a way for them to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children's experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others. (Definition by Wikipedia)

Due to children's cognitive and verbal skills, play therapy is used to help them deal with their own issues at their level. Play therapy is based upon the fact that play is the child's natural medium of self-expression.

The Therapy Process

A complete history of the child and family is attained during a family session. Based on this information an appropriate treatment, a specific modality or approach is chosen. In all cases, the treatment is play-based and child-centred, focussing on the individual needs for the child.

Frequent feedback sessions with parents are part of the therapy process where the therapist will share her understanding of the child's problem.

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