“Play is the most natural self-healing process in childhood"…Erikson

Heart Of Play is a private play therapy practice located in Sydney’s Inner West, in Sydenham and run by registered play therapist Katie Summerfield.

Therapeutic play can help children express and work through a number of issue and emotions.

The services available as part of a play therapy session, or course of sessions, are listed below:

1-1 Play & Creative Therapy

Play Therapy works for children as counselling or therapy does for adults. Play Therapy is a powerful tool to address cognitive, emotional, behavioural issues and family problems.  Children often don’t have the language to express complex emotions and experiences so Play Therapy allows them to “play-it-out” with the help of a trained therapist.

Parent / Child Filial Play Coaching

Parents and carers play a huge role in supporting the child through their process of change. This can be facilitated further by learning the skills of non-directive / child-led play to incorporate it in your parenting activities. Filial Play coaching sessions are offered to parents and carers with a child age 0-5 years old.

Family Support

Parenting can be hard! Working with your strengths in a safe space, exploring options and approaches around parenting through goal-setting, parenting programs, advocacy, information sharing, workshops etc.

therapeutic creative play therapy
Girl giving teddy bear check up
Play therapy with paint