Play Therapy – Joey Tai

Joey Tai     Quals: BA Psych (hons), Master of Clinical Psychology.

Play Therapy: Children who experience emotional or psychological distress are often hesitant, unwilling or simply unable to communicate their innermost fears, insecurities or emotions. In my experience, I find that children who attend an appointment with a psychologist seem to assume that they are either meeting with an authority figure (such as a principal or police officer) or a medical physician (such as a dentist or GP). As such, they are nervous, fearful and reserved. Play therapy is an excellent form of therapy as it helps to recreate a safe environment for the child, in which he/she can comfortably “be themselves”.

Counselling Approach: Counselling Strategy – Once in this safe and secure environment, I am then able to observe and understand the underlying dynamics that the child experiences in his relationships with his family and friends. The child is open to a more ‘natural’ inquisition to his/her inner world and true shifts in perception can occur. I am then also able to give feedback to the parent on what intervention or changes are necessary to help the child.

Joey Tai (2)Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Fees:  Initial appointment $260, standard appointments $220 – please note that higher Medicare rebates apply to Clinical Psychologists. Bulk Billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card or to fulltime students; please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book Clinical Psychologist Joey Tai online

Website: Joey Tai Clinical Psychologist