Interplay offers a range of counselling services from individual to group therapy
We specialise in play therapy and interplay which is an attachment based therapy, based on the belief that children and adults have the capacity to overcome adversity if they have the right conditions, which are facilitated by our therapists. We believe in all our amazing little people and our amazing parents and have designed a unique approach that brings them both together using a Humanistic approach.
Our playful space offers children, teenagers and parents an environment where words are no longer required and play becomes the means of communication. Our experienced therapist create a safe non judgmental space where they put words to the play experience, verbal and non verbal communication, supporting children, teen’s and parents to understand themselves and also each other.
This unique dynamic helps each individual integrate past experiences which helps them to be able to join each other in a powerful way, strengthening the parent and child connection.
Anyone who has gone through recent or past challenging life experiences
Terminal illness direct or indirect
Trauma or abuse
End of life or palliative care
Birth of a sibling
Out of home care
Play Therapy and interplay therapy helps children gain an understanding of their thoughts, feelings, experiences and behaviours. It supports integration and self understanding, expanding their capacity to deal with their big emotions, which in turn reduces their unwanted behaviours.Contact Us
Through the therapeutic relationship the therapist helps the child to feel safe and become more socially engaged. These experiences helps build co-regulation then in turn self regulation, self understanding and an understanding of others. When parents are involved in the therapy process is it also helps deepen the parent and child connection, remembering this is the most important relationship in a child’s world. It enhances communication, offering an opportunity for parents to begin to heal and grow from any experiences that may have impacted them through out their lives and gain an understanding of their child and their experiences and need.
To book in for an initial appointment please email.
To become a certified Interplay Therapist and to become registered with APTA you must complete our full clinical program which consists of all 4 levels.
Level 1 and 2 can be completed by anyone working with children and families and level 3 and 4 are for mental health practitioners and teachers and is approved by application only.
No, you can complete the workshops over consecutive years.
Play Therapy Australia also offers mentoring and consultancy sessions. If you would like support to find the pathway that is right for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information about the fees and to book an appointment. Sessions are offered in person, by phone and skype. To visit the Consultancy webpage for more information, please click here: Mentoring and Consultancy
We recommend you contact not for profit and government agencies and organisations offering counselling services for children to inquire about opportunities in Play Therapy. Play Therapy Australia is not able to give employment recommendations on a general basis.
There is an Australian government body which assesses overseas qualifications http://www.immi.gov.au/asri/ If you are wanting to apply to join the Play Therapy Australia Child Centered Play Therapy Training Program and have a qualification from another country that you believe meets the entry requirements for the training program, please email email@example.com with any questions you have.