Play Therapy


Play therapy uses the creative process of play, and family relationships to support children and their parents wellbeing. Children who are struggling at school, in their relationships, have challenging behaviours or have experienced any type of trauma can benefit from Play Therapy. Is a child centred, age appropriate mental health treatment for children and their families.

It can support children and families to:-

  • Communicate better
  • Explore emotions and feelings through play
  • Process issues through play
  • Cope better with difficulties in their worlds
  • Attune to each other
  • Relax and connect



Alana is passionate about the use of dance and play as a healing modality for children and their families. She has over 10 years experience working with children and their families and has completed her Bachelor of Early Childhood Learning & Development with Charles Darwin University, a Foundation Course in Dance Movement Therapy with the International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia (IDTIA) and the Advanced Clinical Training with Tensegrity Training in the Sunshine Coast, as well the Advanced Clinical Program with Play Therapy Australia. Alana currently holds Associate Membership with the Dance Therapy Association Australasia (DTAA) and Membership with the Australia Pacific Play Therapy Association (APPTA).