Play Therapy

Are you stressed about your child being anxious?

Worried that things aren't getting better?

There is so much information out there and you don’t know where to start.

You have read about traditional therapies but they are costly and complicated. They seem to work better for adults than children.


What if there's a better way?

A method that is more cost effective and works better with children.

Play therapy is an effective form of therapy developed by Virginia Axline in 1946.

In play therapy, a trained therapist will tap on your child’s natural language of play to help them process complicated emotions and experiences that they may not otherwise be able to express. As talking about problems using words is difficult for children, Play Therapy creates a safe environment for us to enter their inner world through music, drama, dance, sandplay, puppets, story-telling and art.

Today, Play Therapy is recognised to be one of the most effective forms of therapeutic intervention for a wide range of children’s issues. The Association for Play Therapy (APT) continues to collate international research to strengthen this evidence-based model of intervention. It has been safely used in hospitals, children’s agencies, schools and other community organisations.

Play therapy has many benefits:

  • Provides a safe place for children to express their thoughts and feelings.
  • Allows children to discover their natural, inner resources for healing.
  • Facilitates the development of self esteem, problem-solving and coping skills.
  • Supports emotional healing and growth.
  • Fosters a child’s ability to make friends and to understand the world he or she lives in.
  • Encourages children to be confident and focused.
  • Fosters imagination and creativity.
  • A safe environment for children for whom talking is difficult.

 

Good Pathways has provided professional therapy services since 2013

Good Pathways offer a range of therapies that include Play therapy, EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Attachment-Focused Family Therapy. Good Pathways was founded in 2013 by Elaine Chua to provide professional trauma-informed therapy services. Grace Koh, play therapist and child trauma therapist, joined in 2019.

As qualified social workers and child therapists, Elaine and Grace have both been involved in providing psychological first aid and trauma counselling for national crises such as the recent Covid19 pandemic. They have provided training to community partners and social service agencies on foundations in play therapy, child-centred play therapy, trauma-informed practice, and provided parent coaching. They believe that with timely professional support, coupled with good social support, clients are able to find healing in their trauma and even experience post-traumatic growth.

Through their separate work backgrounds in the government sector, social services and private practice, both Elaine and Grace have deep experiences working with a culturally diverse range of clients across various age groups.

Hear our clients & parents testimonials

"MY CHILD ENJOYED GOING...AND WE ARE GRATEFUL PLAY THERAPY REALLY HELPED HIM"

"My child used to be afraid of school, and would refuse to go on some days. We were worried and stressed. Thankfully, through the sessions of play therapy, he doesn’t have that fear of school anymore and loves school. He also used to be shy, but now he is more comfortable playing with other children. Grace would share useful resources that we could use at home with him, such as deep breathing exercises and children’s books on emotions. My child enjoyed going to play therapy and we are grateful that play therapy really helped him."

- Teresa, Executive, Mother of 2.


"THROUGH PLAY THERAPY HE HAS EMERGED CALMER AND MORE SECURE.."

“It has really help my child in so many ways. Through the therapy, he has emerged calmer and more secured in his emotions . He gained ability to express and seems to understand his feelings better. 

Elaine’s love and kindness towards my child and her openness in listening and making changes to suit his needs and my concerns.

I as a mum have also learnt how to respond and encourage him better.” 

- Maggie, Legal Professional Service, Mother of 2

"GAVE MY CHILD THE RIGHT SPACE TO EXPRESS HERSELF"

“The sessions gave my child the right space to express herself and to talk about what she wanted without worrying about how her parents would react. There was someone (the therapist) she knew she could say and do anything with. It’s my therapist’s flexibility and how nice she was to my child, that my child really respond to her”



- Sue, home-maker, mother of 3.

FIND OUT HOW OUR TRAINED THERAPISTS CAN HELP YOU TOO​

We have designed play therapy packages to help your child start this transformation journey. A typical session lasts 50 minutes with the therapist working with the child individually.

These sessions will help your child

  • Gain greater self awareness
  • Increased self-regulation
  • Developed better self-control
  • Understanding their own emotional needs
  • More forthcoming in expressing their feelings
  • Build more meaningful and lasting relationships

Limited Time FREE pre-therapy Service

During this time of Covid19, we understand people are going through trying times. So we are offering complimentary pre-therapy service worth up to $225.

This includes
● A free phone consultation (UP $75)
● An assessment with parents via Zoom (UP $150)

This offer is limited for 10 clients because of capacity constraint for the months of August – September 2020. Don't miss out!

You can help your child be happy & emotionally healthy today!

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