PLAY THERAPY

What is Play Therapy?


Play Therapy Sessions help children work through emotional, psychosocial and behavioural difficulties and can help address family problems.


Children use the language of play to express themselves. Unlike, adolescents and adults, children struggle to verbalise their emotions and experiences so play methods are used, a child’s natural form of expression, in order to understand the child’s feelings and experiences.


Play may be initiated with materials such as paint, paper, clay, sand and miniature toys or figurines, whilst a qualified therapist draws on various techniques to assist the child in making sense of their play. 


Play Therapy is an effective tool in assisting children and families who have experienced any of the following issues:

  • Social difficulties

  • Adjustment to separation and divorce

  • Anger and Aggression

  • Sibling Rivalry

  • Worry and Anxiety

  • Self esteem and Identity issues

  • Children with an ASD

DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT

The Griffiths Developmental Assessment can help to determine if there are any developmental delays. Six important areas are measured:


Foundations of Learning (Practical Reasoning)

Language & Communication

Eye & Hand Coordination 
Personal-Social-Emotional Skills

Gross Development &

Overall development

The results helps you to:


Understand strengths & areas in need of attention
Decide where to focus your efforts in future schooling, assessments or medical treatment.

You will also receive guidance on activities that YOU can implement to help your child.

The assessment is REIMBURSED BY MOST MEDICAL AIDS 

 

COUNSELLING, PLAY THERAPY & ASSESSMENT

BY MARILISE NEL

0843437296

Bona Dea Centre

17 Moray Drive

Bryanston

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