Play Therapy

Play therapy is child led and is a counselling method that involves being with the child and interacting on their terms.

Kids often can’t easily put into words their complex thoughts and feelings but play is an easy means of communication through which they can act out events in their lives and explore their feelings and solutions.

Synergetic Play Therapy

I’ve completed certification in Synergetic Play Therapy and am passionate about this technique’s application when working with children. You can find out more about Synergetic Play Therapy here.

More than a simple technique, it’s a way of being and interacting that brings your awareness of your being into synergy with your thoughts and feelings.

What to expect

I have a range of hand-picked toys that encourage children to express themselves and their feelings. Children will choose what they’d like to play with and how they would like to use the toys. As a therapist I will listen with empathy and understanding, while setting appropriate limits when needed.

In Synergetic Play Therapy, the therapist is the most important toy in the playroom.  Toys are used to help facilitate: 

1) The relationship between the child and his/her/their perceptions of the challenging experiences in his/her/their lives and 

2) The relationship between the therapist and the child. SPT believes that the toys themselves are not as important as the energy and emotions that arise as a result of how the child is playing with them.