Meet Belen

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Belen has completed her certificate in Play Therapy through Centre For Play Therapy. She is working towards her hours to become a Registered Play Therapist through PTPA.

Belen completed a Bachelor degree in Behavioural Science in 2009. Before completing her studies she worked with adults with Down Syndrome and volunteered for 2 years in an organization to support homeless children.  Belenhas more than 11 years’ experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder, their families and school staff in Adelaide metro and regional areas. 

WHY PLAY THERAPY?

Working and helping little people is my passion. When I found out about play therapy I instantly fell in love with the concept of creating a safe place where kids can communicate their thoughts and feelings through their imagination. By being a play therapist I can support kids in the development of their self  and the best part is that we do this playing. 

FAVOURITE TOY IN THE PLAYROOM?

Painting and art is what I like the most. Little people can get very creative and messy. Art is a wonderful way to express what is happening in the moment for the child.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT WORK?

Being with family and friends. In winter I like sewing and when the weather warms up you will find me at the beach with my paddle board taking my kids for a ride. Also, recently I started learning trapeze and tissue which is a fun way to exercise.

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