A career in working with people that began before marriage and childbirth, years of study and multiple qualifications, including mental health, and a great deal of personal development.
Then the arrival of an infant that did not sleep.
It was the beginning of everything falling together in a beautiful mess. Where every belief, misconception, ideal, and hope was challenged, and in some cases shattered. Her child became her undoing, her recreation, and inspiration. Leading her down the path of specialisation in parenting frameworks that focus on relationship and connection not behaviour, child mental health services that focuses on growth and development not pathologising, and encouraging the acceptance and appreciation of the full spectrum of emotions as a part of the healing processes.
The birth of PlayWorx Australia came about as a natural progression of her work as a sole trader and play therapist in private practice. Being recreated during the Pandemic of 2020 to support more families, parents, and children to access services remotely, but also ultimately become less dependent on services, empowered in their parenting, and deeply connected to their children.