Clinical Services

Therapy For Children 2-12 Years

Clinical Services For Children 2-12 Years 

Below you can view all our therapeutic services that will be delivered at our Croydon headquarters for children within the age group of 2-12 years. 

The sessions are hosted by Sian Chambers-Vallance who has over 20 years of experience in therapy, including Clinical Child Centred Play Therapy, Arts Therapy, Filial Therapy & Trauma Informed Practice; and Tony Vallance, Australian Education Awards Teacher of The Year 2019. 

Child Centred Play Therapy

Play Therapy is the most developmentally appropriate approach for assisting children aged 3-12 years. In play therapy toys act as the child’s words and play is the child’s language (Landreth, 2006). Play Therapy builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them and allows children to make their internal world external.

Autplay® Therapy for Autism (3-12 years)

Autplay® is a combined play therapy and behavioral therapy based approach for working with children and parents affected by autism, dysregulation issues, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. AutPlay® is designed to identify and increase skills and functioning levels in children and adolescents with developmental delays.

Parent – Child Attachment Therapy (3-12 Years) – Based on Theraplay® Principles

Attachment Therapy (based on Theraplay®) is an evidenced-based intervention using play to re-create experiences of secure attachment between parent and child. This is a short-term, highly structured therapy where the therapist guides the parent and child through playful games, challenging activities, and nurturing interactions. The therapy focuses on improving the child’s behavioural and emotional challenges through strengthening the parent-child attachment relationship and the child’s sense of self. Other therapies usually work with the child alone or work with supporting the parents to manage their child’s behaviours, however, Theraplay® has shown that the parent-child relationship is the most powerful element required for change.

 

Trauma-Focused Integrative Play Therapy (5-17 years)

An intensive 12 session model combining Child Centred Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Affective Scaling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, Sandplay, Psychoeducation and parental involvement, following a specific traumatic event. Using a structured format and time-limited ‘lessons’ this intensive model helps the child process the trauma, sensations, emotions, and narrative associated with their experience.

Child Centred – Creative Arts Therapy

Creative Arts Psychotherapy uses person centred, strengths based approaches, mindfulness strategies, art therapy techniques, body awareness, to help you reconnect with yourself, heal your past and start thriving again. Modalities include using sandtray therapy, movement, music, drumming, voice therapy and art therapy techniques to help you reconnect, process and recover. No previous artistic experience required – it is about your process, not the product.

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