Jane Parkinson  


Parent Coach  

Synergetic Play Therapist 

Kind Connections provides both adults and children with the guidance and support they need to work through challenging life events and experiences.  By engaging in therapy, you are giving yourself a unique opportunity to pause & reflect on any difficulties you may be experiencing and how they may be impacting your overall wellbeing, in a safe and non-judgemental environment.


Seeking support at any age or stage of life is an opportunity for learning & growth.  It can help us to reconnect with our authentic selves, re-discover what it is we truly value, and potentially find purpose in our lives again.

For many, many parents, the experience of parenting can be both rewarding, and challenging.

At numerous points in their development, kids go through stuff; difficult life transitions, anxiety, social/peer relations, emotional regulation issues, impacts of parental separation or loss, sibling conflict etc. Although you may initially seek support for your child, my approach to working with families is to engage the 'whole family' in the therapeutic process; like pieces of a puzzle, we create a plan to work together toward your family's goals.

Creating an authentic connection with all my clients (regardless of age), is the cornerstone of my practice. In combination with the principles of Synergetic Play Therapy®, I believe an integrated & holistic model of therapeutic support lays the foundations for genuine long lasting change.  No matter what difficulties & challenges you or your child may have experienced, applying this approach to therapy means healing can occur from the inside out, leading to a more regulated and connected nervous system.

Want to find out more? Feel free to contact me today to take advantage of a FREE 15 minute initial phone consultation to see how I can be of help to your family.  I genuinely look forward to connecting with you. 


"Play leads to brain plasticity, adaptability, & creativity.
Nothing fires up the brain like PLAY"
~ Stuart Brown, M.D.

Kind Kids Therapy

What is Synergetic Play Therapy?

Synergetic Play Therapy is a model of therapy that blends the therapeutic power of play with neuroscience, mindfulness,  attachment theory, and nervous system regulation  (Lisa Dion,2008).

As a Children's Counsellor & Synergetic Play Therapist, working with children is my pride and joy.  Children's therapy at Kind Connections engages your child in the therapeutic process by utilising both play-based and expressive arts modalities such as games, toys, role-play, art-making and sand play.

Therapy should feel safe and free from judgment; this is especially important for building trust and rapport with children who may be overwhelmed and going through a really tricky a time.

As a crucial part of your child's 'support team', a parent/carers goals and expectations will always be discussed & agreed upon before therapy begins. Through the use of expressive arts and play, your child will be provided a space to gently experience the challenging feelings and emotions they perceive to be negatively impacting them. My primary goal is to use play to empower your child to feel more confident with who they truly are and what they are working through. 

Children with self-managed or plan-managed NDIS plan can access therapeutic support through Kind Connections. Sessions can be face to face at the Melbourne Play Studio in St Kilda, via tele-therapy, or a combination of both.


Get in touch...

Want to know more about how I can support you or your family? Get in touch...a free 15min phone consultation is available for all new clients.

Alternatively, contact me below to schedule an appointment at The Melbourne Play Studio, 264 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda,

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Ph 0403 209 092

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