Our therapy services are all about honouring the child, building trust and understanding, and fostering acceptance, empathy, love and hope. Through the therapeutic powers of play, and the guidance of a caring trained therapist, the child can open doors to a world of hope and possibilities.
- ProPlay Therapy
Therapist-child therapy providing a safe space for the child to express feelings to faciliate growth and healing
Parent-child therapy teaching parents/carers the principles of play therapy to use the skills with their own child
Humanistic Play Therapy is a one-on-one method of therapy centred around the child's self-directed growth and healing.
This method of therapy is focused on providing a safe space where the child can feel free to express themselves. Through the therapeutic powers of play, facilitated by the trained Play Therapist, the child learns to make sense of feelings, thoughts, conflicts and desires. The child learns to address and resolve issues and challenges they are experiencing in a child-led approach, allowing them to set the pace for their own growth and healing, resulting in a meaningful and long-lasting change.
Humanistic Play Therapy focuses on psychoanalytic, child-centered principles and the neurobiology approach in working with children. It is an effective method based on solid theory and is one of the most researched theoretical models of Play Therapy in the field. It is beneficial for children presenting a variety of issues including emotional and behavioural issues, childhood trauma, loss of a loved one, anxiety, ADHD, to name a few.
Filial Play Therapy is attended by parents and carers and is designed to equip parents and carers with the skills to be able to conduct child-centred play sessions with their own children. This method of therapy supports and teaches parents and carers to develop knowledge and skills based on the fundamental Humanistic Play Therapy principles such as structuring, limit setting, empathetic listening and imaginative play.
Filial Play Therapy can lead to increased parental confidence, positive interactions with their child, and help build and strengthen invaluable family relationships.
At the initial consultation, the Play Therapist takes the time to get to know the family and to discuss and establish desired goals - what they would most like to get out of the therapy. The Therapist tailors a ‘program’ that aims to deliver and teach the appropriate therapeutic skills to achieve the desired outcome.
Learn To Play Therapy is a child-initiated therapy aimed at teaching children how to play and developing imaginative play skills. While play may come naturally for most children, for various reason, some children find it difficult to play.
This is a developmentally-based intervention program that, firstly, aims to understand the child's playability and ability to initiate play. The program begins at the child’s developmental level of pretend play and uses the principles of Axline’s non-directive play therapy to engage the child. The therapy supports the child’s pretend play levels while bridging the gap of the child's skills that are behind norms for their developmental age.
Learn To Play Therapy encourages and aims to develop pretend (make believe) play skills similar to scripts in a play, using logical, sequential play actions, object substitutions (learning to use an object for another purpose), social interaction, role-play, dolls play and scene play. Pretend play has been shown to be an important factor in a child’s development in learning problem solving skills, language skills, emotional integration, logical sequencing and flexible thinking. (Stagnitti K. 1998 and 2018). To learn more visit: www.learntoplayevents.com.
Following an initial consultation of getting to know the child, during the ‘Learn to Play’ therapy session, the child is encouraged to engage in pretend play activities that develop the child’s play skills. Initially, the Play Therapist may be more involved in facilitating the play and, as the sessions and skills progress, will gradually enable the child to take the lead. In some cases, the child may need to start with these ‘Learn to Play’ Therapy sessions prior to commencing the Humanistic Therapy sessions.
Self-managed NDIS/ Private ........ $193.99 (60-minute session)
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Please note: due to appointment times being limited, missed appointments or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will incur a fee equivalent to the session booking. Thank you for your understanding.
There are currently no additional service surcharges for the weekend service provided at ProPlay Therapy.