Our expert says:
Play therapy is to me a dodgy area, because I'm not aware of there being a formal and strict system for qualifying and registering "play therapists", and I suspect almost anyone may be able to declare themselves such a therapist and open shop. As Purple says, your child's school, or paediatrician or even GP may know of a good person nearby.
Similarly, my first concern would be to have the child see a good child psychologist for a proper assessment, and then to discuss treatment options. If play therapy was considered best, the child shrink would be able to provide it or to reccomennd someone really good to do so.
Its never wise to pick a therapy before one is sure of a good, sound, reliable diagnosis. If you're not careful, you could be like someone coming to a surgeon and asking for your appendix to be removed, when the real problem is in your lung.
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