Butterfly Play Therapy

Butterfly Play Therapy

Butterfly Play Therapy provides play therapy services to children and young people aged 3 to 12 years.

Julie is a registered Social Worker with many years experience working with children and families.  Julie completed a Master of Child Play Therapy from Deakin University in 2022.

Play therapy is a developmentally appropriate, evidence-based method of supporting children and young people's mental health needs.  Play therapy enables children and young people the opportunity to "play out" their inner and real-life experiences in a way that builds awareness and capacity.

Play has many therapeutic powers:

Play fosters emotional wellness such as stress management, counterconditioning fear and provides a catharsis release.

Play is therapeutic as it facilitates and enhances social relationships, considers the development of social competence, supports attachment and develops empathy. 

Play is therapeutic as it facilitates communication, having a sense of self-expression, increases personal strengths, provides opportunity for self-regulation and creative problem solving.

Play therapy is suitable for children and young people who have:

  • experienced trauma
  • neglect
  • parental separation
  • grief and loss
  • attachment difficulties
  • social problems
  • anger issues
  • sadness
  • anxiety
  • illnesses and
  • behavioural concerns


Contact: Julie at julie.butterflyplaytherapy@gmail.com

Butterfly Play Therapy is a tenant of Greater Shepparton Business Centre. Learn about our facilities here.