Play Therapy FAQ

Here are our most popular questions about how our practice operates as well as play therapy in general. Don’t see your question? Get in touch with us. We’d love to help.

Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Children who are expressing difficult social or emotional behaviours or have experienced anything unsettling or traumatic as listed on our Play Therapy page. Any child who is struggling will definitely benefit from a play therapy programme.

A 50-minute consultation costs R450. This will go up to R470 in 2020.

Consultations are 50 minutes and the process is usually 6 to 8 weeks long. I don’t believe children should be in therapy indefinitely, we want them to be able to regulate their emotions on their own.

The first step is an initial, parents only, fifty-minute consultation. I’ll discuss the biggest needs facing your child and your family, as well as your child’s developmental history, strengths, school history, and family stressors. I will make recommendations based on the needs of your family and the needs of your child. 

Yes, this is one of the most important things about play therapy. A child who thinks I’m feeding info back their parents is unlikely to open up to me. I make it very clear to them that I don’t talk to their parents about what they do or say. The child is allowed to tell anyone what happens in play therapy. It’s like a one-way secret that only I have to keep.

Understanding that it is a process and that your child is working hard to effect change. Be patient with their moods but still set clear limits about acceptable behaviour. Reflect to them any improvement you see. 

Monday to Saturday from 8am to 7pm.

I’m happy to claim directly from most medical aids. The sessions come out of your savings so please make sure you have enough funds to cover them. 

We accept cash, most debit and credit cards, or EFT.

Parents can’t come into the playroom.. they wait outside in the consulting room. But for very anxious children, I leave the door open so they know mom or dad can hear everything that’s happening, and they have direct access to her if they feel overwhelmed. With kids like this, one of the goals of therapy that we set is to eventually be able to work comfortably with the door closed. 

Our Play Therapy Services

We offer a variety of mental health services for children to suit a variety of family structures and schedules. Namely, Play Therapy, Mobile Play Therapist services, and a therapeutic arts and crafts extracurricular activity Kids Craft Therapy.