Caring Child

Meet Our Therapist 

TWO HEARTS THERAPY WITH RESIDENT PLAY THERAPIST INGERLISA MATTHEWS 

My name is Ingerlisa Matthews. I am a Registered Play Therapist, and I am so excited to be joining Two Hearts Therapy team bringing age-appropriate child led counselling with a difference. I come toTwo Hearts Therapy with over 20 years of experience utilizing my background in child psychology, counselling, family dynamics and behaviourism which have helped create the unique skill set I now bring to my Play Therapy practitioner role. My professional and voluntary roles have always involved working in dynamic, relationship-focused environments gifting me with invaluable life experiences and so many lessons learned. This has helped me develop a unique understanding of the importance of looking beyond a child’s presenting behaviours for the true, underlying meanings of their communication and helping them work through these big emotions on their own terms. I strongly believe that my place in a child counselling role is to hold a safe and reflective space for a child to work through their ongoing emotional experiences, trauma, crisis, grief, loss, disability etc, in a non judgemental, respectful and empathetic way. Relationship is key.
I look forward to supporting your child on their own journey of healing in the playroom.

 

Qualifications:


Postgraduate Certificate in Play Therapy
Certificate IV Companion Animal Services Delta Australia
Postgraduate Diploma in Parent Mentoring
Postgraduate Course in Counselling
Bachelor of Science Child Psychology and Child Development

Associative Degree in Liberal Arts

 

Membership:
Play Therapy Practitioners Association (PTPA)

 

Training:
I have postgraduate clinical training
in play therapy through Centre for Play Therapy

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