In play therapy, therapist provides a secure environment to children to express their emotions, such as anger, anxiety, fear, hatred, loneliness, guilt, worries, sadness, etc. Through play, children can relieve their stress; develop their self-confidence, self-esteem, and problem solving abilities. This can help children to enhance their emotional quotient (EQ) and improve their deviant behaviors and interpersonal relationship. Play therapy can also help children in facing stresses due to various family changes, such as parental divorce, death of family members, chronic diseases, hospitalization, moving house, changing schools, etc.
Play therapy can help children to deal with the following emotional and behavioral problems ：
– Insufficient self-esteem and self-confidence, withdrawal from challenges and difficulties, easy to give up.
– Extreme withdrawal, fear of connecting with others, worry of being laughed at.
– Lack of learning motivation, fear to go to school.
– Anxiety, fear, need of intense care and accompaniment of caregiver.
– Short-tempered, problems with sleeping and eating.
– Rebellious, not following roles.
Temper tantrum, problems with controlling emotions, fight with other people.
For special needs children, such as ADHD, learning difficulties, Asperger, play therapy can also help with some of the above problems. Play therapy is suitable for children aged 3-10. Play therapy is conducted by professional therapist in one-to-one session. It takes 50 minutes per session, and 10 to 20 sessions for the whole course. Therapist would meet and discuss with parents periodically to follow-up the progress of their children. Our play therapists have professional qualifications including Master Degree in marriage and family therapy, education and play therapy certificate.
A course of play therapy includes:
5 sessions of play therapy (45 minutes per session) and 1 follow-up interview with parents