- Are you in the middle of a transition, like a divorce or loss, and are worried about how it is affecting your child?
- Are teachers and coaches are discussing changing in your child’s behaviour and you don’t understand why?
- Is your child frequently misbehaving at home or fighting with siblings and it’s getting harder to manage their behaviour and soothe their emotions?
- Does your child seem to be experiencing strong emotions which is impacting their learning (Anxiety, depression, anger)?
- Is your child having frequent accidents at home and school that your doctor says are not related to a medical problem?
- Are you are concerned something is going on with your child but you aren’t sure what, and want to provide the best possible support to help them through it?
- Do you want to make sure your child has the best possible training to teach them coping and resilience?
If any of these questions apply to you then play therapy may be a great support to assist your child in:
- learning to identify and manage their emotions
- learn friendship skills
- learn cognitive skills
- gain tools for managing their own impulses and reactions at school, at home, and in the community
- develop communication skills
- learn to manage problematic behaviours
- gain greater insight into how their emotions affect their lives
- process difficult emotions that have come from adverse life situations (e.g. bullying, loss, low self-esteem)
Play therapy assists children to use their natural way of learning; which is play; to process their emotions, reframe their experiences and gain tools and strategies that will be helpful for life.
Play therapy is helpful for children experiencing life’s challenges as well as those with diagnosed conditions including:
- ASD (type 1)
- Learning Disabilities