Welcome to the play express

*rendering metal health and psychosocial support to children and families*

About the play express

Are things a bit “off the rails” at home or at school?

 Is your child going through a difficult time, struggling to express him or herself, or displaying challenging behaviour? 

Growing up isn’t easy and can even be overwhelming at times. Life’s expectations and challenging circumstances can have a great impact on a child’s emotional and social development, which can leave a parent feeling discouraged and unsure how to best support their child. 

the play express believes in empowering children and families with the skills necessary to overcome their challenges and enhance their social and emotional well-being through the use of child coaching, play therapy and parenting support in a safe environment.

the play express offers its services in English, Dutch and Afrikaans to children between the ages of 4 to 18 years old.  

Please feel free to contact the play express for more information.

the play express can help your child to: 

"We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.”  - Charles Schaefer 


Child coaching is a positive motivational approach aimed at empowering children and equipping them with skills they need to overcome the challenges in their lives.

Play therapy is a form of psycho therapeutic intervention for children, where play is used to help children when they are experiencing challenges in their socio-emotional development.

Parenting support provides parents with practical advice and skills to enhance the parent-child relationship and support their children.

The 7 ROSES  Empowerment programme (Seven Recovery Orientated Survivor Empowerment Strategies) supports the recovery process of individuals/groups who have witnessed or experienced a life changing, distressing or traumatic event.

Online services including: parenting support, 7 ROSES empowerment and individual counselling  via Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp,  email or telephone are now available.

The Wise Eye Reading programme helps poor readers become better readers and good readers to become exceptional readers.  Offering reading services from pre-school to adulthood.