Child & Co. Therapies
REBECCA IS CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE (You can still email Rebecca for a referral recommendation to another therapist specialising in Play Therapy) Rebecca specialises in Play Therapy (Child-Centered) to help children 2-10 yrs work through emotional, psychosocial, developmental, behavioural difficulties and experiences, and address problems with family and the child’s environment. Rebecca also works with parents to help enhance the relationship/attachment between parent/caregiver and child.
PLAY THERAPY (child-centered approach) (CCPT) has a strong evidence-base and wide applicability. CCPT is recognised as one of the most developmentally relevant and effective forms of therapeutic intervention for children aged 2-10, to help work through emotional, psychosocial, developmental, behavioural difficulties and experiences, and can address problems with family and the child’s environment. CCPT encourages the child’s innate potential and capacity for emotional growth, development and healing.
CHILD-PARENT RELATIONSHIP ENHANCEMENT Evidence-based, relationship-based programs to help enhance attachment in early child-parent relationships:
- CHILD-PARENT RELATIONSHIP THERAPY (CPRT).
- CIRCLE OF SECURITY (COS-P) licensed parent educator.
Developmental, Person Centred, Play Therapy
CCPT Unlike adults who communicate naturally through words, children more naturally express themselves through the world of play and activity. In play therapy, play is viewed as the vehicle for communication between child and therapist on the assumption that children will use play materials to directly or symbolically act out feelings, thoughts and experiences that they are not able to meaningfully express through words. Play allows children to bridge the gap between their experiences and understanding, thereby providing the means for insight, learning, problem solving, coping and mastery (Bratton et al 2005).
CPRT and COS-P Relationship based early intervention programs designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.
While working as a kindergarden teacher overseas I realised my passion for working therapeutically with children and parents. Since returning to live and complete further study in Australia, I have worked therapeutically with children and families for over 10 years, having worked extensively in the community sector with children in residential and foster care, with foster carers, with children and their parents affected by drug and alcohol use, and with children and families who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, grief and loss.
REBECCA IS CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE.
You can still contact Rebecca through her profile for a referral recommendation to another therapist who specialises in Play Therapy.
My approach to the challenges children & parents face is sensitive and respectful, meeting the needs of the 'little person' while enhancing the special & unique relationship between child & parent. Guided by Attachment Theory & Child-Centered Approach I use evidence-based treatment with a special interest in Child-Centered Play Therapy & enhancing attachment in early child-parent relationships.
As a mum I practice attachment-based parenting with my 'little person' ... who has taught me so much....