Katie Long

Play Therapist
Sevens Creek Psychology

About

Katie

Owned and operated by Katie Long, Integrated Play Therapy is a dedicated psychotherapy service for children 3-12 years of age. Katie is dedicated to supporting children overcome a range of emotional, psychological, and behavioural problems using specialised evidenced based, trauma informed play therapy interventions. Sevens Creek Psychology is working with Katie and her business to help even more of the community. Integrated Play Therapy is now taking referrals and can be contacted at: katie@integratedplaytherapy.com or ph: 0499536076 Also at Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/katie-long-IPT22 Or via Sevens Creek Psychology info@sevenscreekpsychology.com.au or ph: 0357 952194

Style of work

Key skills

  • Open, friendly and welcoming approach
  • Empathetic and understanding
  • Child centered
  • Congruent
  • Attuned
  • Empathetic, warm, and caring
  • Demonstrates acceptance, respect and an inclusive attitude
  • Provides individuals with a safe and secure environment to fully explore and express themselves
  • Consistent

Approach

Play therapy is an evidence-based therapeutic intervention that uses play as the tool of therapy with children who are experiencing social, emotional, and behavioural challenges. It is developmentally sensitive and an effective means of responding to children’s mental health needs. Play therapy focuses on the inner world of the child, rather than the problem or the behaviour of the child.

Through play therapy, children can express and work through their difficult feelings, thoughts and experiences and find healthy ways to manage or let go of their struggles. During play therapy, children discover new and more beneficial ways of being.

Play therapy supports children to develop trust in themselves, trust in others, build confidence, resilience, and develop a stronger sense of self, and a greater sense of responsibility. These are just some of the qualities that help lead a child to improved mental health and wellbeing.

Background

Prior experience

Over 12 years’ experience working as a Kindergarten teacher in Australia and overseas and 10 years’ experience working in community development for local and State government departments.

  • Master’s degree in Child Play Therapy from Deakin University
  • Bachelor of Teaching (0-5 years)from Charles Sturt University
  • Certificate of Family Support Work & Parent Education Training from Western Metropolitan College of Tafe
  • Integrated Listening Skills Practitioner for Safe and Sound Protocol and the Focus System, iLs Australia
  • Children’s Yoga Teacher, Zenergy Yoga, RCYS Yoga Alliance

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