Supporting families, re-building connections
Welcome to Kind Connections Counselling, Coaching & Play Therapy...
Jane provides therapeutic services for adults, young people, children and their families, offering individual counselling, parent coaching and play therapy, all within a trauma-informed framework. With expertise in the support of parenting difficulties, attachment issues, mental health concerns, and trauma/complex trauma, creating an authentic connection with her clients is the cornerstone of Jane's practice.
As adults, seeking therapeutic support at any age or stage of life can be an opportunity for learning and growth. Counselling can support an individual to reconnect with their authentic selves, re-discover what it is they truly value, and begin to find purpose in life again.
For most parents, the experience of parenting is both rewarding, and challenging...
At various developmental stages, children and young people may perceive life events or experiences to be challenging and overwhelming; difficult life transitions, anxiety, social/peer relations, emotional regulation issues, impacts of parental separation or loss, sibling conflict, or even the impact of a 'once in a lifetime' pandemic. Although you may initially seek support for your child, Jane's approach to working with families is to engage the 'whole family' in the therapeutic process; like pieces of a puzzle, we create a plan together to work toward your family's goals.
In combination with the principles of Synergetic Play Therapy®, Jane believes 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 connected and regulated family 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 Jane's 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. A primary goal of therapy at Kind Connections is to use play to empower your child to feel more confident in who they truly are, and supported in what it is 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