Amy is a Masters of Play Therapy student and holds an Honours Degree in Early Childhood Education. Amy is a qualified Kindergarten Teacher and has been working with children and families in various education and care settings for 12 years. Amy is working on a thesis exploring the role of humour and regulation in therapy.
WHY PLAY THERAPY?
I am incredibly passionate about providing children with platforms to express their ideas and to feel understood and valued. While teaching is a wonderful and rewarding profession, I wanted to meet the needs of children and families in a more individualised way. Play Therapy combines my love of play: the language of children, with the opportunity to work closely with children and families.
FAVOURITE TOY IN THE PLAYROOM?
Unstructured items such as pebbles, sticks and fabric as well as things from the recycling bin like boxes, paper-towel rolls, and bottle lids. Watching children learn to use their imagination to create rich play scenarios with these items is incredibly rewarding. The options for creativity are limitless!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT WORK?
I enjoy hiking and exploring in the Adelaide Hills with my family. Regular Friday night dinners at the Adelaide Central Markets and when the weather is warmer, visits to wineries in McLaren Vale. I am very into board games and Escape Rooms.