Clinical Services

Therapy For Children 2-12 Years

Child Centred Play Therapy

Play Therapy is the most developmentally appropriate approach for assisting children aged 3-12 years. In play therapy toys act as the child’s words and play is the child’s language (Landreth, 2006). Play Therapy builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them and allows children to make their internal world external.

Autplay Therapy for Autism

Autplay® Therapy for Autism (3-12 years)

Autplay® is a combined play therapy and behavioral therapy based approach for working with children and parents affected by autism, dysregulation issues, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. AutPlay® is designed to identify and increase skills and functioning levels in children and adolescents with developmental delays.

Parent – Child Attachment Therapy (3-12 Years) – Based on Theraplay® Principles

Attachment Therapy, based on Theraplay®, is a proven way to improve the bond between parents and children. It’s a short and structured therapy where a therapist leads parents and children through fun games and activities. By focusing on building a strong connection between parent and child, this therapy helps with the child’s behavior and emotions. Unlike other therapies that mainly focus on the child or teaching parents how to handle behavior issues, Theraplay® shows that the parent-child relationship is key for making positive changes.

Child Centered – Creative Arts Therapy (Ages 3 – 18)

Creative Arts Psychotherapy uses person centred, strengths based approaches, mindfulness strategies, art therapy techniques, body awareness, to help you reconnect with yourself, heal your past and start thriving again. Modalities include using sandtray therapy, movement, music, drumming, voice therapy and art therapy techniques to help you reconnect, process and recover. No previous artistic experience required – it is about your process, not the product.

You Rock! Therapy by Building Better Brains Australia

You Rock! Therapy (Ages 6-12)

Dive into the world of You Rock! Therapy, where we use the best tools and training to help you. This therapy is all about finding healthy ways to express your strong emotions. Through hands-on activities with musical instruments, we focus on helping you express yourself, manage your emotions, become stronger, boost creativity, and think positively. It’s designed to help people who struggle with anxiety, making friends, talking to others, feeling confident, managing anger, and being very energetic.

Drama Therapy

Drama therapy works in a strengths-based, child-centred way and includes sensorimotor play, creative and imaginary play, psychodrama, story making, and dramatic play techniques. Drama therapy helps to support client’s in developing confidence, communication skills, and self esteem. It also integrates trauma experiences, reframes patterns and behaviours, and helps the client learn and practice new skills for success in social skills development. 

Speech Therapy

Speech therapists diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering, and using voice. The goals of speech therapy include improving pronunciation, strengthening the muscles used in speech, and learning to speak correctly. Our speech therapists work in a client-centred creative way with their clients using the power of play to practice positive communication, articulation, and speech skills.

Child Psychology

Child Psychologists work with children who are dealing with mental or emotional difficulties such as aggression, trauma, attachment issues, anxiety, and/or grief. They also work with people who are going through challenges in life, like parenting or relationship problems. Our psychologists work in a person-centred creative way to support their clients using modalities such as art therapy, drama therapy, drumming and clowning, mindfulness, play therapy, and parent-child family attachment work.

Dance and Movement Therapy

This is individual therapy for children that incorporates free movement, storytelling dance play, exercise, music, rhythm, visualisation and relaxation. Different themes, open ended props and visualisation are utilised to help spark imagination, channel energy and express thoughts and feelings. Dance and movement therapy inspires fun and playfulness in a creative, safe and supportive environment.