Professional Supervised Access for Families
Our service facilitates families to carry out their access as stipulated by the Court or by written agreement of the parties. We are an impartial observer and assure that visitation is facilitated without any risk to the safety and welfare of the child. Supervised access provides a safe and non-threatening, neutral environment for visits and exchanges between children and other parties or other persons such as grandparents. It provides a safe drop/pick-up point where children may be transferred and reduces any opportunity for children to be exposed to conflict.
Theraplay Informed Practice
Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between the caregiver and the children and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.
Typically, the total number of sessions is 19-28, with four follow-up sessions over the next year. Children who have experienced separation, loss, trauma, multiple caregivers or institutional care typically need more help than the standard Theraplay treatment protocol. Whereas sessions are normally scheduled for 1 hour once a week, the assessment process may lead to a recommendation of more sessions, longer sessions or more frequent sessions.