FAQs

 

 

How many sessions would a child normally have?

 

The number of sessions varies from client to client. The minimum we would offer would be 12, and this would be reviewed after 8 weeks to decide whether the client would benefit from further sessions. Children with complex difficulties will require more sessions, on occasion 30 or more.

 

What about Group Play Therapy?

 

Play therapy with a group is usually carried out over 8 weekly, 45 minute sessions, within the space of a single school term.It is more suited to children with who are all struggling with a similar life event or who have self-esteem or social skills difficulties.

 

How long does each session last?

 

Generally a session lasts for 40-45 minutes. This is believed to be the optimum length for the child to work through their feelings at one time, after which the therapist has a little time to get organised and make a few notes before seeing the next client.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where do the sessions take place?

 

Currently sessions take place in an agreed room in a primary or secondary school. The same room will be used for every session. I also rent a private play room in South-West London from where I practice.

 

I'd like to set up a play therapy service in my school. What do I need?

 

To work in a school I would need a regular, private room, safe from interruptions, for a minimum of half a day a week. Ideally I would need a safe place to store some equipment. Please feel free to contact me for further information.

 

What is the referral procedure?

 

Referrals can be made by teachers, sencos, social workers, or by parents themselves. Any other bodies involved closely with the family, such as charities or CAMHS can also refer a child. Parental consent will always be sought, and interviews with referrer, parent and child will take place before the sessions begin.

 

 

 

 

I'd like to set up a play therapy service in my school. What do I need?

 

To work in a school I would need a regular, private room, safe from interruptions, for a minimum of half a day a week. Ideally I would need a safe place to store some equipment. Please feel free to contact me for further information.

 

Can you tell me a little more about Parent Child Attachment Play?

 

PCAP is a structured programme which facilitates the building of a stronger, more secure relationship between parent and child. The therapist meets with the parent or parents for an hour a week over several weeks and teaches them a method of playing with their child(ren) in a safe, accepting way in order to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship. It is a proven, evidence-based method, addressing the child's difficulties through working with the whole family.

 

What are the fees per session?

 

Please contact me for further information on my fee structure.