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264 Saint Kilda Road, St Kilda, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Kind Connections Counselling, Coaching & Play Therapy, located in Naarm/Melbourne, offers a range of therapeutic services for adults, infants, and children aged 3-10 years, as well as their families. Led by experienced clinician and director Jane Parkinson, the practice specializes in individual counselling, EMDR, parent coaching, and play therapy within a trauma-informed framework. With over a decade of expertise in addressing issues such as parenting challenges, family violence, trauma, and mental health concerns, Kind Connections prioritizes establishing genuine and authentic therapeutic connections with clients.

At Kind Connections, the focus extends beyond individual therapy to encompass the entire family unit. By engaging families in the therapeutic process and utilizing the principles of Synergetic Play Therapy®, Jane aims to create an integrated and holistic approach to healing. Through play-based and expressive arts modalities, including games, toys, role-play, and art-making, children are provided with a safe space to explore and address challenging emotions. The practice also emphasizes the importance of involving parents in goal-setting and ensuring therapy is tailored to meet the unique needs of each child and family.

Kind Connections recognizes the significance of early intervention and support for children facing various life challenges, such as anxiety, social issues, or the impacts of significant life transitions. By blending play therapy with neuroscience, mindfulness, and attachment theory, the practice aims to empower children to build confidence, resilience, and a deeper understanding of themselves. Additionally, the practice offers flexible therapy options, including face-to-face sessions at the Melbourne Play Studio, tele-therapy, or a combination of both, ensuring accessibility for families seeking support.