Play Therapy: Counselling and Psychotherapy for young children

“Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT)………..follows the principles of Client-Centered Therapy of creating a non-judgmental, emotionally supportive therapeutic atmosphere, but with clear boundaries that provide the child with psychological safety to permit the learning of emotional and behavioral self-regulation.

Research has validated that this is a powerful method for decreasing a wide range of child problems, for overcoming traumatic experiences, for developing expressive freedom and creativity, and for building self-esteem and more mature, pro-social behaviors.

CCPT is based on eight clear cut principles applied in a systematic way to equip the therapist with a method uniquely capable of handling the many challenges of playing therapeutically with children and achieving predictively positive results.”

From National Institute of Relationship Enhancement (US) website.

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