Lisa Gibson Play Therapy

Lisa Gibson Play Therapy

Lisa has a long background of working with children. She began her studies back in 2011 when she completed her degree in Early Childhood Care and Education. It was during this time she realised the importance of play in aiding children’s social and emotional development and she later went on to complete a dissertation in this. 


In 2016 Lisa then went on to complete a Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills followed by a Diploma in Play Therapy. It is proven that play has an endless amount of benefits for all children and can even assist children in gaining an insight into their emotional feelings and help them to overcome inner conflicts they may be battling. 


Play Therapy is to children what talk therapy is to adults. The therapist provides a safe and welcoming environment with few limitations aiming to allow the child to freely express themselves in any way they feel. 


Free expression can be assisted through the Play Therapy tool kit provided in the room including many play and creative art materials. Sessions are usually once a week at a regular time and day as consistency is important for a child’s ongoing process. 


Sessions usually last between 40 and 50 minutes at each time. The amount of sessions will depend on each child. Firstly, an initial assessment is carried out and this is followed by on-going reviews. Sessions could last between 8-12 weeks. However, the more complex the child’s needs are the longer the therapy could take. 


Sessions can not be rushed and will be taken at the child’s pace. Review meeting’s will be held after 7/8 sessions to see how things are going and when is best to conclude therapy. 


Reasons for Referral:

  • Traumatized (sexual, physical, emotional abuse)
  • Adoption or Foster Care
  • Bereavement
  • Hospitalization
  • Domestic violence
  • Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress
  • Persistent anger, worry, stress, sadness or fear which hinders everyday life
Contact Lisa directly for a consultation.