Theraplay intervention
Theraplay intervention

Theraplay intervention

Charlotte Jenkins

Regular price £50.00 Sale

We start with an assessment …

So book an assessment with us first.

After our assessment and feedback session we will arrange to 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 and we try to meet at the same time each week to provide structure and consistency for you and your family.

 

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. 

Our aim is that you feel better connected with your child and able to understand what they are communicating through their actions and behaviours.

From the Theraplay® Institute, www.theraplay.org:

Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.

In treatment, the Theraplay Practitioner guides the parent and child through playful, fun games, developmentally challenging activities, and tender, nurturing activities. The very act of engaging each other in this way helps the parent regulate the child’s behavior and communicate love, joy, and safety to the child. It helps the child feel secure, cared for, connected and worthy.

We call this “building relationships from the inside out.”


Our Stories: How Theraplay Helped My Family

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