Hub Services

A rainbow of Play Therapy for kids.

We’re a hub dedicated to child-centred play therapy. However, the services offered among our team do extend to, and incorporate other forms of therapy for kids and families.

Our team are trained and experienced in the following modalities of therapy for kids:

Play Therapy

Play therapy is a gentle form of psychotherapy designed especially for little people. It uses the natural language of play to decipher children’s inner narratives. Once a line of communication has been opened, with our assistance, the child is able to work through difficulties, ranging from mild social, emotional, developmental, academic and familial right through to debilitating, traumatic experiences.

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Theraplay®

A branch of family therapy great for building trust and working on developing loving and healthy relationships using play. Based on the natural interactions between child and parent/caregiver, with a therapist while guiding you through playful activities that strengthen bonds.

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Theraplay®

A branch of family therapy great for building trust and working on developing loving and healthy relationships using play. Based on the natural interactions between child and parent/caregiver, with a therapist while guiding you through playful activities that strengthen bonds.

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Animal Assisted Play Therapy

Animal assisted play therapy pairs the intervention of an animal with aspects of play therapy for kids and adds a sense of warmth and silliness while learning to build trust. The introduction of an unthreatening furry friend, creates a calming and responsive environment, opening the session up for different therapeutic changes.

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Child Parent Relationship Therapy (Filial Therapy)

In these sessions our therapists will help motivate parents to become skilled at playing. Helping the parent/caregiver develop effective ways to respond to the language of play, to better understand the child’s feelings, and strengthen the parent/child bond.

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Child Parent Relationship Therapy (Filial Therapy)

In these sessions our therapists will help motivate parents to become skilled at playing. Helping the parent/caregiver develop effective ways to respond to the language of play, to better understand the child’s feelings, and strengthen the parent/child bond.

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Learn to Play

For socially reclusive, aggressive, or cognitively challenged children that struggle to self-initiate and engage in spontaneous play. Our therapist works with the child to break repetitious play and access imaginative freedom, while maintaining a sense of safety.

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Therapy that includes play can calm the storm in your child’s inner world and bring some well-deserved harmony to your home.

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Testimonials

Here’s what our happy customers had to say about their kids and our therapy services:

We began play therapy hoping that it would be an effective way of breaking the difficult cycle that I was in with my son. Our play therapist, Mardi, has a beautiful manner with our son and we have valued her insightful observations about what may be underlying his behaviours.

Danielle (Mother)
Filial Therapy Melbourne Testimonial

The combination of the play therapy and implementing her simple strategies has been very effective in changing things at home. We have found play therapy to be very beneficial for our family and are now undertaking filial therapy to continue to reap the rewards of the play therapy approach.

Karen & Rob (Parents)
Play Therapy Melbourne Testimonial

Natalie is fun, bright and bubbly. Through Play Therapy, she was easily able to connect with my child and we cannot believe how much he has transformed from being an anxious and unsure little boy, into the settled, confident and social child he is now.

Emma (Parent)

My child has a trauma background. He’s getting the Play therapy for about 9 months now. I can’t not thank Helen enough for her help and support . It’s been a very hard journey but the result is amazing. He has got great control on his emotions. He is a happy boy now 🙂

Mark & Linda (Parents)
Child Therapy Melbourne Testimonial

Donna’s play therapy & animal assisted therapy work has been instrumental in supporting & developing an understanding of the underlying issues of our disengaged refugee students. Her expertise has also been welcomed by staff who needed insight in engaging & developing strategies to meet the needs of our highly challenging students.

Ivan Araujo (Dandenong West Primary Youth Worker)

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