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Mile End, South Australia 5031, Australia
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West Play is a Western suburbs-based service in metropolitan Adelaide that specializes in Play Therapy for children and young people. Their Mile End studio provides a safe and nurturing environment where children can work through challenges related to mental health, trauma, disabilities, and coping with life changes. The practice offers a range of services, including Play Therapy, support for parent-child relationships, group programs, and training. West Play follows a philosophy that is respectful, culturally competent, trauma-sensitive, and empathetic, focusing on the individual needs of each child.

Play Therapy at West Play aims to help children increase self-regulation, problem-solving skills, positive relationships, communication, and self-confidence. The studio is equipped with therapeutic rooms designed to cater to sensory needs and various activities based on the child’s motivation and developmental stage. Additionally, West Play offers school visits to understand a child’s experience in an educational setting, collaborating with teachers and allied health professionals to support the child’s specific needs. For those unable to travel, a Tele-health option is available to maintain connection and the therapeutic process.

West Play is influenced by the Synergetic Play Therapy® approach, which blends the therapeutic power of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, mindfulness, and therapist authenticity. The founder, an Accredited Social Worker with extensive experience in disability, brain injury, and complex care, is dedicated to helping families and young people connect with themselves through authentic and safe relationships. With a focus on promoting resilience, positive self-esteem, and healthier ways of communication, West Play is committed to providing effective and research-informed Play Therapy services to support children’s emotional, behavioral, and social well-being.