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What Are the Benefits Of Play Therapy?

Play Therapy boosts confidence in children by providing an outlet for

  • Expanding self-expression
  • Increasing knowledge of self
  • Transferring ideas into real life
  • Relieving stress
  • Relieving boredom‌

Other benefits are:

  • Building positive connections with peers and groups
  • Cultivate empathy and respect for thoughts and feelings of others.
  • Become more responsible for behaviours and develop more successful coping strategies.
  • Creating new and innovative ways to solve problems and issues.
  • Increase respect and acceptance of self and others.
  • Are able to more confidently express and experience emotion
  • Increase and build new social skills, relationship skills and capability that will benefit them.
How Can a Play Therapist Help My Child?

Play is a very natural way in which a child explores the world and finds solutions to everyday problems.

Children can ‘play out’ life experiences and explore feelings through play, allowing them to create a safe distance from their issues.

Play therapy helps the therapist understand the child’s needs through a non-directive approach. This allows the therapist see the world through the child’s eyes.

How Do I Know If My Child Needs Play Therapy?

Play therapy can help children who are experiencing social, emotional, destructive behaviours and learning problems.

A child may not be coping with everyday life and show signs of anxiety, grief and loss due to family separation, death of a person or even an animal. Some children may experience a traumatic event, domestic violence, physical or sexual abuse.

Play therapy can also help children with ADHD and ASD reduce the symptoms.

What Credentials Does Sara Have?
  • Current Blue Card
  • Full police-check
  • Certificate in Play Therapy Studies
  • Batchelor of Social Work
  • Post Grad Diploma in Social Work Supervision
Can I Claim A Medicare Or Private Insurance Rebate?

HTP is fee for service. I am able to accept privately paying clients and NDIS funded clients.

How Often Are Play Therapy Sessions Held?

Weekly basis anywhere between 20 – 30 sessions. Also it may depend on what the child requires and the goals that are set.

Where Are The Sessions Held?
  • The sessions are held in Jimboomba – Unit 1/23 Cerina Court Jimboomba
  • Monday – All day
  • Saturday mornings
How Long Does Play Therapy Last?
  • Sessions last between 45-60 minutes dependent on how the child responds to the sessions.
  • Sometimes the first session can cause anxiety for our little ones.
  • Sessions are generally held with the child and play therapist.
How Do I Book For My Child To See Sara?

If you have any questions, or concerns Sara is available for consultation and please contact her on 0497 833 477 or sara@healthroughplay.com.au

Call Sara

0497 833 477

Jimboomba

1/25 Cerina Court

Email

sara@healthroughplay.com.au