CCPT provides a neurosequential model and a facilitative relationship where the therapist attempts to understand how the child views her world through the act of play. Personal phenomenological experience determines growth and either impedes or enhances a person’s natural movement toward self-actualisation.
CPT is not time-limited which can be a barrier due to the financial and time commitment required. Although perhaps more directly suited to children between the ages three to twelve, CCPT is also used with adolescents and has been shown to provide
an alternative means for them to experience counsellor empathy, unconditional positive regard and genuineness, without the pressure to talk (Cochran et al., 2010).