“We all need someone to talk to, someone who listens, someone who understands”
– Rita Ghatourey.

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Play Therapy involves the use of play to communicate with children. Communicating through the medium of play helps children learn to solve problems and change their negative behaviors. The therapeutic play room is a safe and secure space where the child is able to process their emotions and experiences process their emotions and experiences without fear of judgement.

Play Therapy is recommended for children experiencing a variety of symptoms including:

  • Life transitions such as more, divorce, and blended families.
  • Self Control and impulsivity.
  • Aggressive behaviors.
  • Sadness anddepression.
  • Trauma.
  • Medical Trauma.
  • Abuse and neglect.
  • Adoption Support.
  • Bullying and Struggling peer relationships.
  • Anxiety and Fear.
  • Social Skills/boundaries.
  • Grief/Bereavement.
  • Attachment concerns.
  • Nightmares or Bedwetting.
  • Strengthening family relationships.
  • Challenges with academic motivation success.
  • Focus
  • Sensory Disorders.
  • Low self-esteem.

Autplay Therapy is a play-based approach to working with children and adolescents with Autism, dysregulation issues, or other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Blooming Heart Therapy is the only qualified Brisbane-based private practice providing this specialised treatment approach.

Working with teens to offer a safe space to help them develop self-understanding, self-advocacy, and lead happier contented lives.

We work with teens on a variety of challenges as they transition into adulthood including self-esteem, trauma, school life, and sexuality.

The family system is a powerful system, which means that it may be difficult to break communication patterns and roles. Family Therapy can be effective in addressing concerns within your family.

I like to help families who would like to better understand their challenges as well as focusing on the strengths of the family.

Providing individual sessions to adults for a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, relationships, self-esteem, sexual health, parenting, family separation, life transitions, and pregnancy (prenatal and postpartum).

Teaching effective strategies for dealing with the tricky situations that arise when being a parent. Parents will learn strategies that allow them to build an understanding of themselves and their reactions to their children at a deeper level.

Tele-Play Therapy uses technology to deliver the healing principles of Play Therapy.  In scheduled Tele-Play Therapy sessions, your therapist will help your child to process feelings, build coping strategies, all while engaging in expressive and creative modalities.

Marriage and romantic partnerships often experience challenges. Couples Therapy can be used to gain great skills as you move forward in your relationship.

Blooming Heart Therapy will start at the beginning. How did you and your partner meet? We will look at the challenges you are facing and investigate what your partnership/marriage would look like if things were going well. Blooming Heart Therapy will also help parents who are experiencing conflicting parenting styles and values.

In your couples therapy session Blooming Heart Therapy may apply the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, a highly regarded and effective method of therapy.

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The Gottman Bringing Baby Home Program is a class that was created by John and Julie Gottman to help couples prepare for life with a new baby. It increases the joy of parenting and gives new parents the tools they need to be the best parenting team possible. The program provides the opportunity to plan ahead, so that new parents can keep their friendship strong and develop strategies for parenting intentionally. You will learn to be mindful to respond to the needs of your partners and babies, so that each person in the family feels loved and respected. The workshop is best taken before or during pregnancy but it can be taken anytime after baby is born. Children up to 3 years of age are welcome.

Click here to learn more about Bringing Baby Home