Kelley is a Counsellor and Play Therapist for children (3+yrs) and adolescents. She has a background in primary school teaching, special education and school guidance counselling where she has gained a broad range of experience supporting children with diverse and complex emotional, social, behavioural, and mental health needs.
When working with children Kelley provides a range of play-based therapeutic interventions that cultivate children’s inherent ability to grow and develop through their natural language of play.
- Some of these therapeutic interventions include:
- -Autplay Therapy
- -Sandplay Therapy
- -Kids Yoga and mindfulness
- -Animal Assistance Therapy (With Harvey the Therapy Dog)
- -Child-centred Play Therapy
- -Cognitive-Behavioural Play Therapy
- -Strengths-based Counselling
Kelley’s areas of interest are anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, ASD, ADHD, learning difficulties, social anxiety and emotional regulation.
As a mother of 3 children, Kelley understands that each child has their own unique needs and these can sometimes be complex, multilayered and multidetermined. She works very closely with parents, care givers, educators and specialists within multi-disciplinary teams to ensure therapeutic goals and interventions are aligned to meet the individual needs of the child.
Kelley is passionate about providing a safe, respectful and fun environment for children to explore their feelings and realise and cultivate their strengths so that they can feel empowered on their journey of self-discovery and growth.
Kelley sees clients privately as well as NDIS Participants (she does not provide Medicare services).