Play Therapists / Spelterapeute
Natacha Latouf & Carien Muller
My name is Natacha Latouf.
I have a Masters Degree in Play Therapy
Trained in using EMDR, CRM and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy
What I do?
Helping children to achieve their full potential and parents to gain confidence, is my ultimate goal.
By using Play Therapy, I help children become emotionally and socially strong and also boost their self-esteem. This therapy also allows them to become aware of any difficulties and empowers them to use appropriate techniques and make good choices.
When parents get involved in this process, it provides them with a sense of empowerment and achievement. I teach the parents the necessary skills through guidance and tips, and by using Filial Therapy or Child-Parent Relationship Therapy.
Through commitment and involvement, children and parents alike will benefit from the progress.
Social Worker specialising in Play Therapy.
BA (Social Work) MDiac (Play Therapy)
Practice Number: 089 000 0347361
About the therapist: I am Private Social Worker, specialist in Play Therapy. I hold a Master’s Degree from the University of Pretoria, MSD (Play therapy). I have been in private practice since 2002, and prior to that, a Relationship counsellor with FAMSA (The family and marriage counsel of South Africa)
About the practice: I specialize in working with young children, 10 years and younger, with the majority of clients 6 years and younger. I work closely with the parents and families of the child. Parent-child therapy as well as parental guidance form an important part of the therapeutic intervention. I prefer to work with the pre-school or school when possible, as the home and school are the core of a young child’s world.
I use well researched and documented play therapy techniques as this is a play based therapeutic intervention such as:
- I am a trained EMDR therapist and use this neuro-therapeutic method especially in working with trauma.
- As a registered practitioner I attend CPD (Continued professional development) workshops and lectures to ensure that I stay informed about current and new therapeutic interventions.
- I am especially interested in the child’s neuro-development and the effect of trauma on the brain.
- I believe in working as part of a multidisciplinary team, to be able to see and help each child in a holistic manner.
MSD (Play therapy) UP
Services we offer
Natacha is very passionate about her work and this shows in her incredible commitment to every case. She takes a real interest in the people requiring her expertise and will provide help and guidance at all times. The results she has achieved with the children in her therapy are incredible.
She is compassionate and understanding, never judging but always helping. She is a professional expert in her field and we have profited considerably from her knowledge. I look forward to many more years working with Natacha."
We weren't sure what to expect and how something like play therapy would help us as we were also anxious for the additional $$$ that would come with the therapy sessions. OH BOY were we amazed (and remain eternally grateful) in the immediate changes your sessions brought to our son within the first month of attending them. You went the extra mile of doing school evaluations as well as consultations with the teaching staff on how to work and deal with our son and you were always available via whatsapp or email for any questions or concerns we might have had during the process.
You are amazing at what you do and you have the knack of dealing with kids in a way that we as adults don't always comprehend or understand or appreciate.
Thank you for helping us help our son to turn into the amazing little boy we know he is."
Savanna (9) entered Natachas practice struggling with neck pain from anxiety as well as low self-confidence.
Throughout the time Savanna spent with Natacha I watched my daughter bloom in front of my eyes. She left the center a different child, skilled on how to cope with her anxiety, her neck pain had disappeared and she now radiates confidence in everything she does.
I can’t thank Natacha enough for what she has done for my daughter and highly recommend her to any parent considering play therapy with her, for whatever reason."
Natacha was very professional, but also very approachable. She listened to our situation and after that our son started attending play therapy every week.
Natacha helped him to identify his emotions and how to control them - be it anger, frustration or sadness. He learned how to stand up for himself.
Our son loved Natacha and every session with her. The play therapy definitely had a positive impact on him.
We left there with a heavy heart, but a better equipped and happy child and very relieved parents."
Natacha is kind and empathetic and worked with him to better understand and manage his emotions.
Natacha remains supportive and caring even though my son no longer goes to her for therapy."
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