Filial Therapy is an approach based on play therapy techniques which teaches parents and carers to use therapeutic play to support their children at home. Parents are the therapeutic partners for their child within Filial Therapy. They are empowered through learning basic therapeutic techniques to support change in their own children.
Filial Therapy aims to reduce presenting difficulties in children, improve parent child relationships and strengthen the family system as a whole.
Families attend an 18-20 week programme, either individually or in a group of families.
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Parent and Child Therapy Sessions
Filial Therapy sessions aren’t appropriate for every family. For families with busy homes with multiple children, implementing the home play sessions which are part of the Filial Therapy programme can be challenging and stressful. Therefore we can offer Parent and Child Therapy Sessions which would take place in our playrooms at Play Therapy Base.
Families attend a block of 15 sessions.