the language of play

Little ones can benefit from Child-Centred Play Therapy (CCPT). Play Therapy is a non-­intrusive and effective approach when working with young troubled or pre-verbal children. This gentle, non-directive and non-judgemental therapy method is used to help children communicate their inner experiences through the use of toys and play. Play Therapy is based on the belief that children have the internal drive to achieve wellness.

Play Therapy

Why Play Therapy?

Play is important for children because it is the most natural way for children to communicate. Toys are like their words and play is their language. Children use toys to explore their inner world and express their experiences and feelings. In Play Therapy, the therapist creates an accepting relationship in which the child feels completely safe to express themselves, such as … fears; likes; dislikes; wishes; anger; loneliness; joy or feelings of failure. This is not a typical playtime, it is a special playtime in which the child leads and the therapist follows.

With Play Therapy, there are no evaluations, requirements or specific directions, judgements and/or criticisms. In such an environment, the child will feel they are understood, accepted, important, valuable and capable. Then, the child may start playing out many of their problems and in the process, they release tensions, feelings, and burdens. As a result, the child will feel better about themselves and will be able to discover their own strengths and learn greater self-responsibility. As they take charge of play for themselves, they will behave in more self-enhancing ways rather than self-defeating ways.

Paradise Kids runs a Child-Centred Play Therapy Group for children aged 2 to 6 and has Individual Child-Centred Play Therapy Sessions for children aged 2 to 11 available. Our aim is to help children build and improve their self-esteem by providing a supportive and nurturing environment, allowing the child the freedom to explore, process and express their inner world.

For Children… 2 to 6 years

Thursdays | 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Duration… 7 Weeks
Next Intake… Term 3 – July to September
Cost… $75.00 ($50.00 – concession*)
Parents have access to Child-Parent Relationship Training (CPRT).

For Children… 2 to 11 years

By Appointment | 1-hour sessions
Offered… Throughout the Year
Duration… Ongoing (as needed)
Cost… $25.00 ($15.00 – concession*)
Parents have access to Child-Parent Relationship Training (CPRT).

Contact Us

To find out more about our Play Therapy Services, please contact us directly and our Senior Counsellor, Tomoko Sakai will discuss your options and suitability further.

Phone: (07) 5625 1900
Email: T.Sakai@wmq.org.au
In Person: 88 Allied Drive, Arundel. QLD 4214

  • Grief and Loss
  • Separation or Divorce
  • A Chronic Illness
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Anger Issues
  • Fear or Shyness
  • Suffered a Trauma
  • Bonding and Attachment Issues
  • Sleeping Difficulties

TERM ONE:
Starts | Week of 12th February 2019
Finishes | Week of 26th March 2019

TERM TWO:
Starts | Week of 30th April 2019
Finishes | Week of 15th June 2019

TERM THREE:
Starts | Week of 23rd July 2019
Finishes | Week of 7th September 2019

TERM FOUR:
Starts | Week of 15th October 2019
Finishes | Week of 30th November 2019

Payment of fees is due two weeks before the term starts for a group program. Due to the demand for our programs, places often fill quickly. Your placement in our programs is only secure after payment of fees have been made. If you pay for a program but do not attend, no refund will be given. Cancellations made prior to the start of the program will be assessed and refunded /or credited.

We have a pay as you go service for individual sessions of Play Therapy.

Refunds will be processed in the same way payment was made.