What is Play Therapy?

Play Therapy helps children heal through play. Children aren't always developmentally ready to communicate verbally what may be troubling them. A trained play therapist aides children to work through issues using play and toys as their medium. Play therapy can help with the below: - Behavioural and emotional struggles - Diagnosed disabilities - Trauma - Family separation - Anxiety - Sickness - Grief

Meet your Play Therapist!

Katy Lewis has a Bachelor of Honours in Early Childhood Studies (UK) and Play Therapy certificate. Her passion is to help children have the best start in life and heal through play. Katy has held various roles in recent years, such as a Residential Worker with youths; Play Therapist; Regional Manager including directing childcare services to an exceeding standard.

Session Information

The Play Therapy journey starts with a parent consultation without the child to discuss any concerns and gain information about the child. Katy works with children aged 2-12 years old. Sessions run for 50 minutes with a 10 minute period of note taking/cleaning up. Parents are encouraged to have an initial consultation then check-ins every 6-8 weeks. Weekly Play Therapy sessions are encouraged and depending on the child, they can participate in up to 30 sessions before ending their Play Therapy journey. Children usually work through 4 stages of play - it is the therapists role to gauge where the child is up too. The Play Therapist uses a range of skills with children in the sessions to progress them further in their play therapy journey. Katy is also happy to complete reports for NDIS clients or give information to other professionals supporting the child with parents/care givers consent.