Therapy addresses the emotional well being of the individual. Weekly therapy sessions address personal and emotional stressors that may be impacting on the individual in some way.

Play therapy

Play therapy is an approach to counselling which uses art materials, toys and games in order to assist children to express their emotions, thoughts, feelings and anxieties. Play therapy is generally used with children aged between 3 years and 13 years. This is a type of therapy that allows children to use their natural medium of communication (play) to communicate with a therapist. As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important way for children to work through emotional stress and trauma. By playing with specially selected materials, and with the guidance of the therapist, the child is given the opportunity to play out his/her feelings, bringing these hidden emotions to the surface where she/he can face them and cope with them. Play therapy is seen to help children to develop a better form of social integration, growth and development. Difficulties a child may be facing: l Parental divorce l Sibling rivalry l Bed wetters l Aggressive behaviour l Social difficulties l Anxiety l Sleeping difficulties l Eating difficulties l School performance difficulties (not related to cognitive difficulties) l Trauma

Individual Psychotherapy (Adolescents)

The adolescent years are one of the most difficult and emotional phases of one’s development for both the adolescent and their family. Adolescent’s at this age are dealing with the need to be independent while at the same time often being dependent on their parents for certain needs. Individual psychotherapy gives the adolescent the space to be heard and understood in terms of what is going on in their world. Difficulties adolescents may be facing: l Relationship difficulties l Family relationship difficulties l Parental divorce l Aggressive behaviour (Anger) l Eating difficulties l Bullying l Anxiety l Depression l Stress

Parental Counselling

Often schools and other members of our communities comment on children’s behaviour or difficulties and struggle to understand what may be going on at home. Being a parent is one of the most challenging all day experiences. Often the parent’s experiences, feelings and emotions are ignored and this results in parents feeling uncontained and misunderstood. Parental counselling aims to help parents feel more contained and equipped in terms of the demands of parenting.

Study Skills sessions (Group and Individual)

These sessions help children and young adolescents get a better understanding of appropriate and helpful methods of studying and learning. These methods takes their personal strengths and weaknesses into consideration.

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