What do I do whilst my child is in session?
It is requested that parents please stay in the waiting room whilst your child is in session with the therapist. A child will feel more supported knowing their parent is close by. Remember your child may need your support when leaving session, but please remember to avoid asking questions about what happened in session, so your child does not feel pressured into having expectations placed on them. A gentle hug always provides the best comfort.
Where can I get more information about Play Therapy?
Please ask your therapist for further information on Play Therapy and where you can learn more. There will be books, articles, journals, magazines about Play Therapy in the therapist’s office. There are also many good websites about Play Therapy such as:
The Association for Play Therapy (USA) – information and research focusing on Child-Centred Play Therapy: www.a4pt.org
The Family Enhancement and Play Therapy Centre of Dr. Rise Van-Fleet (USA) information on Play Therapy and resources for parents: www.play-therapy.com
Australasia Pacific Play Therapy Association – is the peak professional body for Play Therapists in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific Region. Website includes a full list of Registered Clinicians within Australia – www.appta.org.au
The National Institute for Play (USA) – information on research into the benefits of play for people of all ages including videos of Stuart Brown speaking on the subject of play: www.nifplay.org
What if we are currently engaged in a court process?
When legal issues are impending, or ongoing violence is taking place within the home, a child needs immediate crisis support. Britton Play Therapy and Counselling will not start working with your child until the court process is completed, and there is safety within the home. When a child feels safe, they are better able to process feelings & express the language that is right for them.