Kate is an experienced youth facilitator and childhood practitioner specialising in early intervention programs. She endeavors to support children, young people, and families across diverse settings using 'strengths-based' and child-led approaches. Her most recent work includes the coordination and delivery of a parent-child program on the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory.
Kate relocated from Darwin to Adelaide in December 2021, bringing with her a broad range of knowledge from paediatric hospitals and remote health clinics in the NT, NSW and East Timor. Kate has almost completed her Master of Child Play Therapy and is working towards registration requirements with the Australasia Pacific Play Therapy Association.
WHY PLAY THERAPY?
After connecting at work through playful interactions with children and families in distressing clinical settings, I saw the ability for play to surpass cultural barriers and alleviate fear/anxiety. It became clear to me through these experiences that I needed to pursue the study of Play Therapy - a transcendental tool for growth, particularly against adversities.
FAVOURITE TOY IN THE PLAYROOM?
I have always been a huge fan of dress up costumes, tactile art/craft and you can never underestimate the power of bubbles!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT WORK?
I love hiking, camping, cooking and hosting dinner parties, yoga, pretending I am a decent singer and watching Disney or documentary films.