Child Therapy / Play Therapy can help your child deal with
- school difficulties
- parental divorce, bereavement, grief, loss
- dysfunctional relationships
- illnesses such as cancer, emotional or physical disabilities or HIV/AIDS
- depression, mood swings, anger, aggression, sadness, and boredom
- lack of confidence, lack of motivation, difficulties at school and with peers
- anxiety, fears and phobias, sleeplessness, obsessions, shyness, and drug abuse
Child Therapy / Play Therapy can provide your child with...
- social skills
- learning skills
- bully proofing
- communication skills
- and more
Child Therapy / Play Therapycan guide your child towards...
- making positive choices, better spiritual development and positive growth...
As part of the intervention with your child, the child psychologist provides parental guidance in separate sessions, guiding you towards the best
way of dealing with and resolving your child's difficulties.
The child counsellor says: "As children let me into their world by talking - or in the case of younger children, acting out their difficulties in the
play therapy - my interaction with them is always for the child to deal with his or her difficulties, without any fear of upsetting a family member
My role is to help my young clients find the best possible ways to live within their family and school environment and to learn how best to
interact with the wider world so they can be well-prepared to stand on their own feet one day. I delight in helping children to find learning
difficulties, problematic relationships with siblings or other matters.
The child's individual needs guide me in selecting specific therapeutic techniques to increase his/her overall level of coping, contentment and
well-being. I explore the child's experience of his/her parents, siblings and extended existence as it becomes relevant in the therapy."
Many children find it difficult to concentrate optimally, and may present with a variety of learning difficulties. Psycho-educational assessments aid the decision
making progress regarding school placement, as some children might need more specialised attention within smaller classrooms. Individualised attention
might prove to be beneficial, with various forms of therapy being incorporated. Children are faced with diverse struggles, which might call for occupational,
speech and language, as well as remedial therapy. The assessment provides indicators as to the necessity of the aforementioned, and the parents and/or
legal guardians are provided with guidance in this regard. Succeeding the assessment, a thorough feedback session is conducted in order to aid the parents
in their understanding of their child’s level of functioning. A written report is optional, and is provided for the parents’ perusal in their own time. This is
considered to be beneficial, as the amount of information discussed is more often than not overwhelming. Recommendations are made regarding future
actions and/or placements to better suit the child’s individual needs.
The assessment battery includes an IQ assessment, as well as emotional measures. All aspects of functioning is taken into consideration, which includes birth
details, developmental concerns, diagnosis (if any), medication, family circumstances, scholastic functioning, and therapy that the child has been attending
(including occupational, speech and language, and play therapy). The aim is to improve the child’s quality of life by taking all aspects into consideration, and
liaising with significant role players.