Parental guidance focuses on fostering an understanding of the developmental needs of the:
with improved relationships focusing on age appropriate:
Parent-Infant Therapy (Birth - 2 years)
This type of therapy focuses on improving the relationship and understanding between the parent and the baby. It aims to assist with the understanding and meaning of baby's communications and emotions while simultaneously assisting the struggles of the parent/s.
The following could present in either, or both, of the parents:
Post-natal depression in the mother may manifest in a variety of ways, for example, in lack of interest in her baby, excessive anxiety in caring for the baby, irritability and withdrawal from activities usually experienced as enjoyable
Struggling to adapt to the changed life circumstances of parenthood
Feelings of loss of the life-style preceding children
Resentment of the baby
The baby may present with:
Poor sleep patterns
Parent-Child Play Therapy (under 5 years)
Parent-Child Play Therapy assists in fostering attunement to the child's emotions and psychological needs. Communication is improved and problematic behaviour decreases.
Gwyn Choles obtained her undergraduate training through Unisa and then completed the Masters in Educational Psychology degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1998. Practical clinical experience was gained at the Tara H Moross hospital in the child, adolescent and eating disorders Units. She has been in Private Practice on the East Rand since 1998...