Counsellor - Synergetic Play Therapist - Parent Coach

Kind Connections strives to provide both adults and children the guidance and support they need to work through challenging events and experiences, within a safe and non-judgemental therapeutic space. Engaging in therapy provides an individual a unique opportunity to pause & reflect on the difficulties they may be experiencing, as well as how they may be impacting their overall wellbeing. Seeking support at any age or stage of life can provide an opportunity for learning, growth, as well as a reconnection with our authentic selves.  With support and guidance, individuals can re-discover what it is they truly value, and find purpose in life again.

For many parents, the experience of being a parent can be both rewarding, as well as full of many challenges.

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

Creating an attuned & authentic connection with my clients no matter what their age or stage of life, 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 of the nervous system can occur from the inside out, & from the lowest parts of the brain up.

If you are interested in hearing more, feel free to get take advantage of an initial phone consult & contact me today.

I genuinely look forward to connecting with you. 








What is Synergetic Play Therapy?

Synergetic Play Therapy is a model of therapy that blends the therapeutic power of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness and attachment (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 a self-managed NDIS plan can access therapeutic support through Kind Connections.

Sessions can be face to face, tele-therapy via Zoom, or a combination of both.

Blue Couch and End Table


Kind Connections offers short, medium and long term therapeutic counselling support for adults 18 + across a wide range of issues including anxiety & mood disorders, grief & loss, parenting concerns, & the impacts of trauma & family violence.

Therapy is holistic, person-centred & trauma-informed.  Therapy is designed to support & empower the individual to safely work through overwhelming feelings & emotions that may be holding them back from experiencing their true, authentic self. 

Adults who have a self-managed NDIS plan can access this service, as well as women & children who have experienced family violence via a Flexible Support Package. Sessions can be face to face or tele-therapy via Zoom.

Family at a Beach


Kind Coaching Parent/Carer sessions provide support and guidance for parents, helping to re-build confidence and competence in the parenting role. 

Parent Coaching sessions are included as part of the whole family's therapeutic goals, and will be discussed at the initial session.

Sessions will include a number of methods of support such as the provision of developmentally appropriate information & interventions, emotion coaching techniques, & practical advice & strategies relating to a wide range of issues that may be impacting your family's connection & cohesion.

Parent coaching sessions can be delivered face to face, via Zoom or a combination of both. One-one-one Tuning in to Kids sessions can also tailored to your family's needs.



Want to know more? Call me to discuss how therapy can help you and/or your family...(a free 15min phone consultation is available)

Alternatively, contact me today to schedule a session on Fridays or Saturdays at The Melbourne Play Studio, 264 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda. 

Melbourne VIC, Australia

ph - 0422 974 294

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