Hannah is a passionate Child Play Therapist who utilises the Child Centred Play Therapy approach in her work with children. Play therapy allows children to express their experiences and emotions within a safe, secure and consistent environment and attuned, empathic and congruent therapeutic relationship. Play is a child’s primary and most powerful means of communication with the toys they chose acting as their words in the language of play.
Hannah works with children aged 3-12 for a minimum of 12 therapy sessions while partnering with parents and carers in regular progress meetings to see effective, long lasting change for their child and family. She loves working alongside parents and carers throughout the therapy intervention to empower, equip and encourage them in their vital role.
Prior to working as a play therapist Hannah gained rich and formative experience as a primary school teacher working with multicultural, Out of Home Care (OHC), and low SES students and families. She also fostered through Anglicare for two years whilst teaching, gaining deep insight into the immense joys and challenges of working with children experiencing family and housing instability and often, in addition, complex trauma. Alongside play therapy, Hannah also works with refugees, supporting them in their transition to Australia.
- Studying Masters of Child Play Therapy
- Graduate Diploma of Therapeutic Child Play
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
- Diploma of Children’s Services