Parent and child attachment therapies promote therapeutic parenting skills, provide safety and security for children, and strengthen the child and parent relationship.
DDP can help children who have suffered abuse or neglect within their families in their early years.
DDP involves the child and parents or carers working together with the therapist. The child receives nurturing and gains positive relationship experience which helps them to grow and heal emotionally. While parents or carers develop healthy patterns of relating and communicating with their child.
The conversations and interactions (verbal and non-verbal) within the therapy room are all based upon PACE. This means that the therapist will be playful, accepting, curious and empathic.
PCAP is a gentle play-based 10 step approach for parents or carers and their children aged 3 to 15 years old. PCAP therapists work with parents or carers and not directly with the child.
PCAP involves the therapist sharing 3 skills: child-led play, containment, and reflective functioning.