Counsellor and Play Therapist
at Creative Therapy for Kids
Emilie Loiseau - Counsellor and Play Therapist
I am a Registered Counsellor (ACA) and Registered Play Therapist (PTPA) in private practice at The Counselling Space, Coffs Harbour.
I see adults, young people and children.
Warm and compassionate by nature, I understand that accessing support can be a challenging step to take. This is why I put an emphasis on creating a safe environment for my clients to feel at ease and supported while working toward their goals.
Prior to specialising in working with children and young people, I worked in a multiple of settings including suicide prevention, homelessness, addictions as well as facilitating groups for emotion regulation issues, recovery from addictions, parenting after separation and parenting strategies. I have an extensive experience counselling adults, young people, children, couples, and families with a wide range of issues in the community services sector as well as in my private practice, Creative Therapy For Kids.
How I work
I am trained in different therapeutic modalities which I integrate to suit my clients’ presenting concerns. My approach to counselling is trauma informed, non-pathologising and strength-based. With adults and children, I can assist with the following:
- Anxiety - Grief and Loss
- Trauma - Family separation
- Low Self-esteem - Personal growth
- Parenting strategies
In my work with children, I combine play therapy and narrative therapy principles to ensure that my approach is adapted to children’s developmental level. This combination allows me to work creatively with a wide range of presenting issues in a way that is engaging for children. I assist children to express, explore and work through difficult emotions and circumstances. In addition to the presenting concerns listed above, I can assist your child with:
- Attachment issues - Behavioural issues
- Childhood trauma - Placement in Out of Home care
- Neuro-diversity (such as Autism, ADHD…)
I am passionate about child-led play therapy, skilled and experienced in working with children who have experienced childhood trauma.
Using attachment-based modalities, I can assist children and their parents/carers to build, repair or restore safety and connection within their relationships.
Finally, I am a certified AutPlay® Therapy provider who works with neuro-diverse clients to improve areas of functioning such as emotion regulation, social skills, and anxiety.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss the suitability of my service for you or your child:
Current Availability: Emilie has limited availability at the present time.
To enquire, or go on to her wait list, please email her directly on:
Phone: 0435 090 538
to find out more about me and Creative Therapy for Kids go to: