AkindaCo

Play Therapy

Can therapy feel this good? We offer a range of therapeutic play interventions  that children can’t resist. 

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Child-centered Play Therapy

Play therapy is a therapeutic approach designed specifically for children to help them express their emotions, improve communication skills, and resolve psychological challenges through the natural medium of play. 

 

 

At our clinic, we provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can explore their feelings and experiences using toys, games, and creative activities. This form of therapy is particularly effective for children who may find it difficult to articulate their thoughts and emotions verbally. Through play, our child therapy team support children who working through trauma, anxiety, behavioural issues, and developmental delays, fostering emotional resilience and promoting healthy development. 

 

 

Our goal is to support children in gaining the tools they need to thrive both at home and in their social environments.

 

Learn to Play

A developmental delay or disability may impact children’s ability to play. This can have ramifications when they try to make friends or begin school, as it may affect their social communication.


At AkindaCo, we use an evidence-based program called Learn to Play to create a robust foundation of play skills and address play skill gaps. This ensures that children are able to effectively engage in other therapy and social programs and transfer new skills into thriving play-based friendships. 

FAQ

Want to know more?

What does the first session look like?

We understand that therapy can be a daunting or scary process! Generally, our initial appointment with you, your child and family involves two practitioners. We will explain the process and get you settled in before we start to explore what you would like to see different. We’ll talk together about next steps so that you leave with an idea of what comes next.

Will my child be comfortable?

Children LOVE our play spaces. We have toys, art material and sensory resources to suit all age groups. There will always be one therapist who can be with the child to make them feel comfortable, understand their play and get to know them. Kids often don’t want to leave since they’re having so much fun!

What sort of therapy do you provide?

We provide psychotherapy informed by a number of principles including Expressive Therapy (i.e.  expressive arts for therapeutic use), neurobiology, trauma and attachment, systemic thinking and childhood and family development.

We provide a holistic service that caters to you and your family, which can include any of the following: Play Therapy, Expressive Therapy, Art Psychotherapy, Systemic Family Therapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

What is the difference between Psychology and Psychotherapy?

Psychologists are Masters level trained clinicians who focus on assessment, diagnosis and intervention using predominantly CBT, ACT, DBT or mindfulness. Currently we do not have any psychologists on our team.

 

Our Psychotherapists are Masters qualified clinicians who focus on the therapeutic relationship and rapport building, as well as developing nuanced and integrative interventions from a number of evidence-informed therapy modalities that suit the individual or family presenting. They focus on client-centred practice and feedback that consistently checks in about how we’re doing in the process of helping you.

Do you take Medicare Rebates?

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency currently does not accept Psychotherapists to register. Instead, Psychotherapists and Counsellors are registered with their our specialist registry bodies such as PACFA, AAFT and ANZACATA. This means that specialist Psychotherapists cannot obtain Medicare Provider Numbers. 

 

However, as we highly value accessibility and want to make our services available to the community, we have Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) Reduced Cost Pathway, whereby we honour your MHCP and reduce the rate of services to the suggested gap fee outlined by the Australian Psychological Society.

CONTACT US

We would Love To Hear From You

Not sure where to start? Reach out to our therapy team today to learn more or book an initial appointment. 

 

This 90-minute initial appointment is an opportunity for exploration of your goals and visions, allowing us to create a flexible plan to move towards what you’d like to see differently.

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