Expressive Therapy South Australia
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Expressive Therapy SA is a service providing child-centered expressive
therapy, art therapy, play therapy, family therapy and counselling for
early and primary years children in Adelaide and across South Australia.

Expressive Therapy SA is now seeing clients at Unihealth Playford on Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm!

We are accepting new clients. Book now while appointment times are still available, including before and after school hours.

Worried about your child?

Expressive Therapy could be the answer

Expressive therapy is a form of psychotherapy, which helps children express their thoughts and feelings through the creative medium of art, music, movement, drama, play and sandplay – tapping into your child’s natural way of communicating and expressing feelings.

Expressive therapy is a well-recognised approach, specifically suited to children with a developmental age of 3-12 yrs. Through creativity and play the child is able to identify, work through, and resolve emotional conflicts that are too painful or too difficult to express verbally, or that may in fact be outside conscious awareness.

An Expressive Therapist helps children explore their feelings and process their experiences, enabling them to cope better in the future. Expressive therapy can help children feel happier, resolve complicated feelings, develop emotional literacy, improve self-confidence and resilience and build positive relationships. Expressive Therapy helps children communicate feelings or experiences they may find hard to put into words.

• Express feelings • Improve mood • Resolve conflict • Resist peer pressure • Control emotions • Improve communication • Think flexibly • Build resilience
• Express feelings • Improve mood • Resolve conflict • Resist peer pressure • Control emotions • Improve communication • Think flexibly • Build resilience
Children enjoying painting, playing with sand and playing musical instruments
A child playing with blocks

Why choose Expressive Therapy?

Sometimes children need extra support to manage difficult times or a traumatic event or a developmental delay. Expressive Therapy can help children in a similar way that counselling can help adults.

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Expressive Therapy can help with:

Big behaviours, anger, tantrums
Trauma, family violence, accidents.
Non / less verbal children, selective mutism
Divorce, bereavement, illness
Self-harming behaviours
School stress, bullying
Autism, sensory modulation, ADHD

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How we work

Expressive Therapy involves using creative activities in a therapeutic environment, with the support of a registered and trained professional. Your child does not need to have done these activities before, or have any particular skills or knowledge.

Although sessions may look like play, Expressive Therapists are registered psychotherapists, here to help resolve emotional distress and achieve optimal mental wellness. Children often do enjoy Expressive Therapy sessions, even though they may be working through difficult issues.

As a registered NDIS provider, we support NDIS  participants that are self, plan & NDIA managed
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Pricing

A standard fee for an NDIS funded one-hour session is $193.99.

A standard fee for a private paying client one-hour session is $175.00.

Assessment appointments are charged as 90 minute appointments.

NDIS progress report fee is $387 (2 hours).

We are happy to directly invoice self-managed NDIS clients, NDIS plan managers, or via NDIA Portal.

Locations

Unihealth Playford
250/252 Curtis Rd
Munno Para 5115
Phone: (08) 7081 5886

Adelaide CBD
33 Pirie Street, Suite
Level 5, Epworth Building
Adelaide 5067

NDIS Registered Provider

Registered provider

How can we help?

Wondering how you can access Expressive Therapy for your child? Get in touch and we would be happy to help.

Mobile: 08 7081 5886

Email: [email protected]au

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