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Play Therapy

In a world where words may not always suffice, play therapy offers a bridge to understanding, healing, and growth.

Child-centred play therapy empowers children to take the lead in their therapeutic support, allowing them to explore their thoughts and feelings using a language they understand. 

At Discovery Family Therapy, we embrace the transformative power of play therapy, a therapeutic approach that allows children to express themselves in the language they know best: play.

Who is Play Therapy for?

Play Therapy can assist children aged 3-10 years experiencing difficulties such as:


  • Abuse and neglect

  • Developmental trauma

  • Grief and loss

  • Relationship and social issues

  • Adjusting to family changes such as separation and divorce

  • Social issues – difficulties with friendships, social skills

  • Emotional regulation issues and outbursts

  • Anxiety

  • Selective mutism

  • Chronic illness or medical trauma

The Essence of Play Therapy:

Play therapy is not just about toys and games; it’s about creating a world where children can explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences without the constraints of adult expectations.

It’s a space where they can navigate their inner and outer worlds, making sense of what they feel and encounter daily.

A Safe Space for Expression:

Our dedicated therapists provide a warm, inviting environment where children can feel safe to let their guard down and play.

Through this play, they communicate their worries, fears, and dreams. It’s a place where a dollhouse can represent a child’s home life, and a sandbox can become a canvas for their deepest emotions.

Understanding Through Play:

As children engage in play, our therapists observe and interact, gaining insights into the child’s perspective. This understanding allows us to gently guide them towards solutions, coping strategies, and a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships.

Benefits Beyond Words:

The benefits of play therapy at Discovery Family Therapy extend far beyond the playroom. Children learn to regulate emotions, develop problem-solving skills, and build confidence.

They carry these skills into their everyday lives, improving their interactions with family, friends, and at school.

Collaboration with Families:

We believe in the power of collaboration. Our therapists work closely with parents and caregivers, sharing insights and strategies to support the child’s development. Together, we create a consistent framework for the child to thrive in all areas of their life.

Join Us:

Embark on a journey of discovery with us. Through play therapy's gentle yet profound process, we help children unlock their potential and find joy in being their true selves. At Discovery Family Therapy, we celebrate each child’s unique journey and stand by them as they navigate the path to a brighter, more connected future.



3 Tiered Approach

Therapy is more effective when consistent support is provided in all areas of a young person's life. While providing child-centred treatment to young people, we work with their grown-ups to discover strategies they can implement at home to better support their young person. At Discovery Family Therapy, we collaborate with an Educational Coach and work with schools to advocate for young people, communicating their needs and the best supportive practices.

Get in Touch

Suite 5,
95 Canning Highway,
South Perth,

(08) 6114-1845

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