DIR-Floortime therapy: Refurbishing the relationship with your child through play

In our latest blog, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Zuzana Camm, tells us about DIR-Floortime therapy, and how it’s become her life mission to help parents who are finding it hard to connect with their child.

To make an appointment with Zuzana or speak to her about your concerns, please call us on 0208 6737930.

Educational Psychology

In our new blog, our new Educational Psychologist, Carmel, gives us more information about when to involve an educational psychologist in your child’s education and what is involved in the process…

Toddler Talking groups: Helping your toddler to talk

Our new Toddler Talking groups are proving popular with local parents looking for help to encourage their toddler to talk. Groups run twice a week at our Tooting clinic and your first session is completely free. Contact Lizzie at lizzie@childrenstherapies.co.uk to find out more.

Our Tooting children’s therapy clinic is open

2017 is set to be an exciting year, as we are delighted to be opening a Children’s Therapies clinic in Tooting, South West London. Our owner Marianne Brown discusses the benefits the new room will bring to all our clients.

Discounted DIR Floortime Therapy Sessions

For children with autism and other developmental delays, the world can be confusing. Trying to communicate with these children can be a struggle, as they often seem to be locked inside their own impenetrable worlds. The DIR-Floortime model offers a way to engage with these children in order to bring them into a shared world, to develop their social, emotional and intellectual capacities.

Therapy and Training Services for Schools

We’re very excited to release our new brochure listing our therapy and training services for schools. Children’s Therapies has worked with local independent and state schools since 2005, and our therapists have developed excellent relationships with both the staff and the children we help.

New Occupational Therapy Service

Children's Therapies is offering a new occupational therapy service.  We are delighted to welcome Nikki van Rensburg, who will be offering an occupational therapy service for children from our new clinic in Putney as well as home and school visits.  Many of our clients have been asking for this service to complement our existing therapy services.  If you are interested in finding out more about occupational therapy, please visit the Occupational Therapy services page or call us on 020 8673 7930.

Filial therapy - a special kind of play therapy

At the beginning of 2013 I attended an 'Intensive Filial Therapy' training course. I found this fascinating because as a play therapist I believe that parents play an important role, not only in their child’s emotional development, but also as experts on their children they can greatly contribute towards therapeutic change. One of the wonderful things about Filial Therapy is that sessions are transferred from the play therapy room to the family home and therefore therapeutic skills and strategies can be used across family daily life.