Play Therapy Melbourne clinicians can work with parents and carers to help resolve their parenting concerns and increase parenting confidence. Clinicians help parents and incorporate a combination of child-parent relationship therapy techniques and the latest findings from Interpersonal Neurobiology (Dr Dan Siegel) into their parenting.
Clinicians help parents and carers:
learn ways to respond to their child when they are experiencing ‘big’ emotions
learn how to set limits effectively in a gentle way, which preserves children’s self-esteem
increase feelings of warmth towards their children
strengthen the bond they have with their child
better understand child behaviour
understand the interaction between parent’s internal state and the influence this has on children’s behaviour, and
manage their own responses to minimise child behavioural escalation.
Parents and carers will feel better equipped to help their child:
manage their feelings and behaviours in appropriate ways
strengthen their self-esteem and self-confidence
develop responsibility and self-control
become self-reliant and self-motivated
develop emotional intelligence and self-awareness, and
decrease anxiety, anger, sadness and other ‘big’ emotions.
We recognise it can be hard to find some child-free time to attend appointments. Play Therapy Melbourne can offer teletherapy parenting appointments after hours if required.