Archive for the Parenting Category

Play Therapy for helping children who have been traumatised

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Play Therapy for helping children who have been traumatised In her article “Working with Children who have alleged sexual abuse”, Helen Kambouridis, a psychologist who specialises in working with children, talks about how Play Therapy is an appropriate treatment for the child: click here to read the […]

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Parents can learn to emotionally support their children with Filial Play Therapy

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Parents can learn to emotionally support their children with Filial Play Therapy In Filial Play Therapy, parents conduct weekly, special, 1:1 playtimes with their children.  In addition, the Play Therapist supports the parent(s) in learning to generalise therapy skills and principles into everyday life: many problems can […]

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Filial Play Therapy for children 3-12 y.o. who struggle issues such as anxiety, depression, anger and aggression

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Filial Play Therapy for children 3-12 y.o. who struggle issues such as anxiety, depression, anger and aggression Filial Play Therapy helps children and families!  Read this article on how Filial Play Therapy is being used in Santa Barbara, California. Do you want to learn how to better […]

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What is Play Therapy and how it can help your child

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What is Play Therapy and how it can help your child See this video from Missouri State University about Play Therapy.  Play Therapy is developmentally appropriate for young children and this video explains how it works and how it can help.

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Filial Therapy: Play Therapy that puts parents at the heart of the healing process

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Filial Therapy: Play Therapy that puts parents at the heart of the healing process Filial Therapy is Play Therapy that involves parents in the process.  Evidenced-based research shows that Filial Therapy can be as effective as Play Therapy with a Play Therapist.  In this article, the author […]

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About Play Therapy at Perth Childrens Counselling

Perth Childrens Counselling’s approach to Play Therapy and counselling for children is well described in this video by Anne Murphy.  Anne describes how Play Therapy works and what it’s like to come to Play Therapy.  Take a look at our “For Parents” page and/or click here for […]

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Reflective listening as a way of responding to children

Reflective listening is an excellent way to respond to children.  Click here to get to a webpage that advertises a CD on reflective listening.  The sample audio provides a good example of why reflective listening is so powerful.  Obviously, as it’s a sample, it doesn’t actually tell […]

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Connecting and communicating with your child

What your child wants most in the word is to feel connected to you, their parent.  This connection has a “bank account” which is built up of positive and negative experiences – having more positive experiences in your connection “bank account” is helpful for times when you […]

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“Filial Therapy: what every Play Therapist should know” by Rise van Fleet

Click here for an in-depth article about Filial Therapy by Rise Van Fleet, one of it’s foremost proponents.  Filial Therapy, as developed by Garry Landreth, is also known as Child-Parent Relationship Therapy. This article is recent and published in the Spring of 2011 by in “Play Therapy” […]

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Anger management and Play Therapy

Child Centred Play Therapy works with the child’s anger by looking at the whole person of the child.  We listen to what has happened and what is currently happening to them in life. When a child has a lot of anger, it is possible that something is […]

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Professional Memberships

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Perth Children's Counselling is a registered member of PACFA,
the peak body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Registration Number: 22407