Centre for Play Therapy

We provide child-centred play therapy to children and teens right across Queensland whilst supporting their parents and carers.


Children express things differently. We listen.

Children often aren't developmentally ready to verbally communicate their thoughts and feelings, particularly in relation to difficult situations.
Our trained counsellors strategically use play therapy to help children express what is troubling them, in a way that is more natual to them; through play. In play therapy, toys are like the child’s words and play is the child’s language.

What is Play Therapy?

Child-Centred Play Therapy (CCPT) is a structured, theoretically-based approach to counselling that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children.

Centre for Play Therapy - Kylie Ellison, CEO & Founder

We work with a wide variety of social, emotional, behavioural and learning problems

  • Anxiety
  • Austism Spectrum Disorder
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Behavioural and emotional issues
  • Family separation
  • Communication difficulties
  • Social difficulties
  • Difficulties with self-regulation
  • Difficulty engaging with other therapies

Children who have engaged with play therapy develop many skills to take into adulthood

  • Become more responsible for behaviours and actions
  • Develop new and creative solutions to problems
  • Develop respect and acceptance of self and others
  • Learn to experience and express emotions
  • Learn new social skills and relational skills with family
  • Develop empathy and respect for self and others

Helping children heal through play

Please contact us for further information, or to arrange an initial parent consultation to assess whether play therapy is suitable for your child.
All referrals welcome.

  • Registered
    NDIS provider

  • Trained counsellors

  • Child-centred

  • Accepting &