WELCOME TO PLAY THERAPY MELBOURNE
We are a small, dedicated Team of qualified Mental Health Professionals and credentialed Play Therapists. We are particularly guided by Synergetic Play Therapy, a researched-informed model of play therapy blending the therapeutic power of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, physics, attachment, mindfulness, and therapist authenticity. We strongly believe that Play Therapy is the best modality for connecting with Children and supporting them to reach their full potential.
Operating across wider Metropolitan Melbourne, we have central clinics in Eltham, Geelong and Moonee Ponds. We are pleased to be able to offer Outreach across Melbourne in schools and other organisations and provide ongoing Telehealth support for Clients who find attending Clinics difficult.
We are proud of our work with many leading organisations across the State and believe our work speaks for itself. Since 2014 our central focus has been our commitment to providing families and children the best possible therapeutic support.
ONGOING SUPPORT DURING RESTRICTIONS. NDIS FUNDED TELEHEALTH SESSIONS, GROUP PROGRAMS AND INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS VIA
TELEHEALTH. Learn more about our TELEHEALTH options during Covid-19 restrictions.
1300 211 238 03 9439 2450
NDIS APPROVED, ASD THERAPY, CHILD COUNSELLING, GROUP THERAPY
CLINIC, SCHOOL & OUTREACH LOCATIONS ACROSS MELBOURNE
We proudly accept referrals from:
WHO ARE WE?
Play Therapy Melbourne are a dedicated team of clinicians who are passionate about children's counselling and are committed to helping your child reach their full potential. We believe that our focus should be on quality rather than quantity so we are able to ensure the highest standard of child therapy across our clinicians. Our therapists practice Child Centered Play Therapy and are guided by the principles of Synergetic Play Therapy. We use the lenses of Dr Dan Siegel's Interpersonal Neurobiology, Dr Stephen Porge's Polyvagal Theory and Neuroscience to support children to integrate their experiences and move through challenges.
What makes us unique? All of our Clinicians are Mental Health trained, credentialed Play Therapists. We are are proud to be a strong team, committed to ongoing professional development, not just a generic referral organisation. We have worked hard to build up a name across Melbourne for providing the highest standard of care to families so you may have heard of us as our reputation continues to grow and we are very proud of this. At times you may see other organisations using the name 'Play Therapy Melbourne' in their advertising, we are the original and only 'Play Therapy Melbourne' and would like to make it clear we are not affiliated in any way with these other agencies.
Our 'Giving Back' program helps connect families with support that they otherwise may not be able to access.
We can support children with many concerns, including but not limited to: Angry or Aggressive Behaviours, Attachment Concerns, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bullying, Chronic Illness, Depression, Divorce and Separation, Emotional Regulation, Family Changes, Gender Variance, Generalised Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Low Self-Esteem, Medical Anxiety, Neglect, Oppositional Behaviours, Physical Abuse, Selective Mutism, Separation Anxiety, Sexual Abuse, School Difficulties, Sleeping Difficulties, Social Issues, Toileting Issues, Trauma.
We kindly request you schedule an appointment rather than dropping in so we can ensure we are able to attend to your questions and meet with you. Our focus is to be able to support as many children and families as we can, so we are pleased to facilitate Outreach Services across Greater Melbourne. We have found Teletherapy is a wonderful opportunity to reach clients who are unable to attend our clinic in person and we work with Children and Families in this capacity across Australia and globally.
Mon - Fri: 8.30 am - 5pm
Saturday: 9 am - 5pm
PLAY THERAPY MELBOURNE ENQUIRY
We’re here for you when you need us and would be happy to answer your questions and explore further what kind of Therapeutic support would be most appropriate. Please schedule an appointment on our website or contact us via phone or email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Include details around your concerns, the Child's age if it is relating to a Child and any other relevant information. We respect your privacy and ensure that all information is secure.
For Referrals from Organisations and Professionals please see the link at the top of the page.
Play Therapy Melbourne has clinics in Eltham, Moonee Ponds and Geelong.
Our outreach service operates across greater Melbourne, including Geelong and surrounds. We service many other suburbs including:
Abbotsford | Albert Park | Alphington | Arthurs Creek | Ascot Vale | Ashburton | Ashwood | Avalon | Avondale Heights | Balwyn | Banyule | Bayswater | Bellfield | Belmont | Blackburn | Blackburn South | Boronia | Box Hill | Box Hill South | Braybrook | Briar Hill | Brunswick | Bulleen | Bundoora | Burnely | Burwood | Camberwell | Canterbury | Carlton | Carnegie | Chadstone | Christmas Hills | Clayton | Clifton Hill | Coburg | Coldstream | Collingwood | Corio Cremorne | Croydon | Croydon North | Croydon South | Darebin | Derrimut | Diamond Creek | Dixons Creek | Docklands | Doncaster | Doncaster East | Donvale | Doreen | Eaglemont | East Melbourne | Eltham | Epping | Essendon | Fairfield | Ferntree Gully | Fitzroy | Flemington | Footscray | Footscray West | Forest Hill | Geelong | Geelong West | Glen Iris | Glen Waverley | Greensborough | Grovedale | Hawthorne | Hawthorne East | Heidelberg | Hoppers Corssin | Hurstbridge | Ivanhoe | Kangaroo Ground | Kensington | Kew | Kew East | King Lake | Knoxfield | Kooyong | Lara | Lower Plenty | Macleod | Maidstone | Malvern | Malvern East | Mernda | Mill Park | Mitcham | Mont Albert | Montmorency | Moonee Ponds | Moorabool | Mulgrave | Murrumbeena | Nillumbik | Norlane | Northcote | North Melbourne | Nunawading | Oakleigh | Oakleigh South | Panton Hill | Park Orchards | Parkville | Plenty | Point Cook | Port Melbourne | Preston | Princes Hill | Research | Reservoir | Richmond | Ringwood East | Ringwood North | Ringwood | Rosanna | Scoresby | Smiths Gully | South Melbourne | South Morang | South Wharf South Yarra | St Andrews | Steels Creek | St Helena | Strathewen | Sunshine | Sunshine North | Sunshine West | Surrey Hills | Tarneit | Tarrawarra | Templestowe | Thomastown | Thornbury | Toorak | Tottenham | Travancore | Vermont | Vermont South | Viewbank | Warrandyte | Warranwood | Watsonia | Wattle Glen | West Melbourne | Werribee | West Footscray | Wheelers Hill | Wollert | Yallambie | Yan Yean | Yarra Glen | Yarrambat |
This is not a definitive list – if you are near any of these suburbs, or are willing to travel, we are more than happy to help you.