“Play is a Child’s Work”
Two Hearts Play Therapy offers age-appropriate counselling to children using the Child-Centered Play Therapy approach. This approach means that in the playroom the style of play and interactions are led by your child. Your child can choose and will be encouraged to choose what resources to explore and what level of interaction they would like to have with me while we have our designated play time.
The open-ended nature of our therapy sessions will allow your child the space, time and sense of security which is essential for your child to explore, express and process experiences they are choosing to work through in their play. This play time allows your child to work on building their own self-esteem, a greater sense of independence and ability, and more control over their own self-regulation.
Our role is to build a caring, non-judgmental, and empathetic relationship with your child through which I can facilitate and hold a safe space to support your child emotional healing. From this space of trust, we can observe and appropriately interact with your child to support positive growth around how they view themselves, their relationships with those in their lives and how they fit into the world around them.
Two Hearst Play Therapy welcomes children and teens of all ages and abilities. The resources used in the playroom may seem suitable for only young children, but older children and teens can focus on art, craft, sand play, and sensory resources while in the safety of the playroom.
Play therapy is a scientifically proven method for assisting children who are experiencing social and emotional issues. If your child is not able to or reluctant to communicate using words, play therapy will allow them to use play to be heard instead. In the playroom the toys become the children’s words and play becomes their language.
Play Therapy can assist in a wide range of social and emotional issues. Any concern that you would typically consider seeing a counsellor or psychologist for help can be worked through in the playroom.
If your child is not able to or reluctant to communicate using words, play therapy will allow them to use play to be heard instead. Play therapy is theoretically based style of child therapy where the toys become the children’s words and play becomes their language.
Please contact us at Two Hearts for a private conversation today to explore the possibilities attending Play Therapy can have for your child.