Child centered play therapy

"Children often have difficulty verbalizing their thoughts and feelings, which may produce obstacles for the child therapist or counsellor. Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) is a unique evidence-based counselling approach in which the relationship between therapist and child is the foundation for therapeutic change. In CCPT, the healing factor is identified as the relationship between play therapist and child. Relationship is based on clear communication between therapist and child, yet the child communicates through play. The therapist provides attitudinal conditions and developmentally appropriate materials to facilitate free expression and self-directed play of the child. In a safe environment, the child moves toward self-enhancing behaviours and ways of being."