Child’s Play Therapy Centre is a multi-disciplinary therapy centre focused on promoting mental health and well-being in children and their families. Our dedicated team of mental health professionals provides a wide range of psychological services, with a focus on personal development, well-being, and the potential to flourish.
We are passionate about early intervention and are committed to supporting children, their families, and other role-players through the different stages of development. We work from a client-centred perspective, tailoring our therapeutic approach to suit the needs of each client. All our practitioners are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and consistently enrich their skills through Continuous Professional Development.
The first step in the therapy process is an initial consultation with the parents. This 60-minute parent consultation is for you to meet with the therapist and for her to obtain the necessary background information from you. We then schedule the sessions for your child. Usually, we schedule 4-6 sessions initially, after which the therapist will meet with you again for the feedback. During the feedback session, you and the therapist will discuss the progress made during sessions as well as the therapist’s recommendations on the way forward.
For teenagers, the initial parent consultation is not always necessary, however, and this will be discussed when the appointment is made.
Yes. We offer developmental assessments, school readiness assessments, psycho-educational assessments, concession/accommodation assessments and subject choice and career guidance assessments. Please see the “assessments” tab under services for more information.
Before scheduling the assessment sessions for your child, the psychologist would first have an initial parent consultation with you. This appointment is generally 50-minutes and is an opportunity for the psychologist to get the necessary background information from you. From there, we schedule the assessment sessions. They are usually conducted over two days to ensure that your child has the opportunity to show their potential. The duration and content of these sessions will be discussed with you when you enquire. After the assessment sessions, the psychologist compiles a comprehensive report on the assessment results and meets with you for feedback. During feedback, she will discuss the results and recommendations with you, before providing you with a copy of the report.
No, they are not too young. We offer play therapy from the ages of approximately 2.5 years old and are firm advocates for early intervention. The sooner we provide support, the better. We also have several psychologists with a special interest in working with under 5’s.
Developmental assessments are also offered for children under 5.
At Child’s Play Therapy Centre, we have psychologists as well as registered counsellors and their fees differ. Please contact us to get an outline of the fees.
Our fees are aligned with major medical aids. We are, however, contracted out of medical aid and ask that you settle directly with us and claim back from your medical aid.