Danielle 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.
Danielle is also a Registered Counsellor with ACA and has her masters degree in Forensic Mental Health with over ten years’ experience in the Human Services field. She has an extensive background in working with children and their families, in a vast array of backgrounds including trauma and/ or disadvantage through complex or multiple needs.
WHY PLAY THERAPY?
It was not until I started working with children and youth in Child Protection, that I realised there is a huge gap in developmentally appropriate therapeutic support for children. I became interested in learning about Play Therapy, where the child leads the play and communication is through play rather than requiring words as it would be evident the child would be in their natural and most comfortable environment.
FAVOURITE TOY IN THE PLAYROOM?
I enjoy watching children use their creative side, whether this be through drawing, painting,
or acting something out!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT WORK?
I enjoy spending time with my family at the river.