The Next Step

Deciding what to do:

Does the child have an emotional or behaviour problem?

No - allow plenty of time to play.

Yes - how severe is the problem?

Slight Is the child under 3? Consider filial therapy.
Mild Between 3 and 14? Consider therapeutic play or play therapy.
Moderate or a number of problems Over 3 years? Consider play therapy.
Over 14 years? Consider counselling talking therapy with a counsellor with Creative Arts Skills.
Severe Over 3 years and under 14? See your doctor for a referral to a child psychotherapist etc.

If you feel that your child or children would benefit from play therapy the next stage is to arrange an initial assessment and discussion.  At this meeting we would: