If you decide to go ahead and contact us we can discuss the reasons and decide together if it is right for your family to meet with us. We will explore who is helping you already.
After we agree to work together we will observe you and your child completing some activities together to make an assessment of how we can best help.
We are not here to make any diagnoses but to identify how we can offer support. Our aim is to help you make sense of what your child’s behaviour may be communicating so you can nurture them.
The Theraplay assessment comprises:
- A meeting with parents or carers to gather history (1 hour)
- An assessment of the child interacting with the parent / carers - Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) (up to 1 hour per parent / carer)
- A session with the parents / carers to feedback / demonstrate (1 hour).
If you require a written report, these are charged accordingly (costing up to £150).
We meet regularly …
We will develop a tailor-made programme of play-based activities that will support your child to accept you taking charge, enjoy being soothed or nurtured, and allow you to have fun and be together sharing challenges. The activities are informed by Theraplay® and are designed so that you can use them outside of our sessions too.
We will work with you to think about your child’s developmental needs and understand how to help them throughout the day.
Sessions will last up to 45 minutes and we can plan how many will be right for you and your child. These cost £50.
What can you expect …
Theraplay® is relationship based and playful so even if you feel you and your child are stuck in a rut you will quickly experience some positive interactions.