Kirsten is an ACA registered counsellor and an APTA registered play therapist with
qualifications in psychology, grief, loss and trauma counselling and early childhood
education. She brings a wealth of knowledge in early childhood education and
development and a special interest in the effect of trauma on brain development and
With over 15 years experience working in Montessori education and with young
people, she is passionate about the importance of taking the time to form secure,
positive therapeutic relationships with individuals in order for them to feel heard and
Working from a humanistic, person centred approach she is passionate about how
beneficial play therapy can be for both children and adults in working through
difficulties resulting from life events, traumatic experiences or mental health
difficulties. Giving individuals a voice where words may not be found.
- In person: Newcastle and the Hunter Region
Get in touch with Kirsten
Kirsten’s main support day is Friday.