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Can Play Therapy Help My Child?

Most children experience some difficulties in their childhood, such as divorce of their parents, trouble making friends, or adjusting to changes at school or home. Some children need more help than others to get through these times.

Play Therapy Melbourne can assist your child with many issues, including:

Personal
  • Excessive anger, fear, sadness, worry and shyness
  • Grief and loss
  • Anger management and aggressive behaviours
  • Oppositional and acting out behaviours
  • Self-esteem and self-identity issues
  • School difficulties
  • Migration
  • Adjustment to life events
Mental Health
  • Anxiety and stress related disorders
  • Separation anxiety
  • Depression
  • Selective mutism
  • Gender identity concerns
Health Related
  • Chronic illness, hospitalisations and surgery
  • Sleeping and eating difficulties
  • Bed-wetting and faecal incompetence
  • Physical symptoms without any medical cause
 Relationships
  • Divorce and family breakdown
  • Making friends / Social difficulties
  • Bonding and attachment issues
  • Adoption and fostering issues
Trauma / Harm
  • Physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect
  • Trauma, including past traumas
  • Prenatal and birth trauma

Problems of a Biological Nature

Although play therapy can not ‘cure’ problems of a biological nature such as attention deficit and autism spectrum disorders, it can successfully be utilised as a highly effective intervention before diagnosis, for example, to rule out or determine if the child’s symptoms are transient, due to adjustment problems, emotional issues, or developmental delays. For children who have a diagnosis of a neurological or biological disorder, play therapy can help address the emotional issues that often occur in conjunction with these disorders making behaviours more extreme.

In this vein, Play Therapy Melbourne can help with concurrent emotional issues of:

  • Attention deficit / hyperactivity disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Developmental delays
  • Speech problems
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