Helen Barrett Children Counselling & Play Therapy
Mobile 0426 826 627
I have over 16 years clinical experience working with children and families across mental health, family violence, disability and early intervention services. Play Therapy is a well established, gentle therapeutic approach that assists children to express their inner world and makes sense of their experiences. Through Play Therapy, children gain a greater capacity to develop emotional intelligence skills and maximise opportunities to learn and develop and achieve overall health and wellbeing.
Counselling and Play Therapy practice based in the inner north of Melbourne. Centre based sessions providing child centered play therapy for children aged 2yrs - 10yrs to work through emotional, social, developmental and/or behavioural issues and develop healthy coping skills to thrive in life.
Parent education, support and skill development guidance to parents/caregivers throughout their child's therapeutic journey to foster understanding, closeness and connection.
CBT, Interpersonal, Person Centred, Play Therapy
Whilst my preferred therapeutic modality is child centered play therapy, my work is heavily influenced by person & child centered practices, gestalt principles, attachment theory, child development theory, family systems therapy, psycho educative parenting skill training, and interpersonal neurobiology (neuro science).
- Weekly individual Child Centered Play Therapy
- Monthly parent support/feedback sessions
- 4 to 10 week Filial Therapy / Child Parent Relationship Therapy (psycho education / training model) for Parents/Caregivers
I have held both clinical and management roles in family violence, mental health, disability, early childhood and family services. Since being introduced and fully trained in the philosophy, principles and practices of CCPT, I've noticed dramatic positive changes in my personal life and work with children. CCPT is a way of being with children as opposed to applying a set of techniques. The focus is on the therapeutic relationship that is the agent of change and the focus is on the child not the problem.
Negotiable. Please refer to website.
As a medicare provider, rebates may apply.
Cash, EFT, Bank Transfer
Social Worker AMHSW, Counsellor
I am an accredited mental health social worker and registered play therapist specialising in helping young children aged 2-10 years resolve emotional, social, developmental & behavioural issues. With a special interest in young children with trauma exposures, anxiety, grief and attachment issues, I also work closely with the whole family to strengthen parent-child relationships and improve overall family functioning by offering filial family therapy. Medicare and NDIS provider....