Hargan Psychology

Little hands grasp brightly coloured play dough, moulding it into fantastical shapes. Laughter rings out as blocks tumble into a towering castle. In this playful space, nestled within Hargan Psychology, something remarkable unfolds: children heal.

At Hargan Psychology, we believe in the transformative power of play therapy. When words get lost, play becomes a bridge, connecting children to their emotions and helping them navigate life’s challenges.

What is Play Therapy?

Child-Centred Play Therapy (CCPT) is a structured, theory-based approach.

Children often aren’t developmentally ready to verbally communicate their thoughts and feelings, particularly in relation to difficult situations. That’s where play therapy can help.

Imagine therapy without a couch and therapist jargon. Child-Centred Play Therapy (CCPT) is a unique approach where toys, games, and art such as in sand play therapy become the language of communication. Our play therapists and play psychologists create a safe, accepting space where children can:

  • Express themselves freely: Whether it’s building anger through block towers or painting away sadness, play gives voice to emotions that words might struggle with.
  • Develop coping skills: Through playful interactions such as sand play therapy and art therapy, children learn healthy ways to manage stress, anxiety and difficult situations.
  • Boost self-esteem: Play therapy celebrates creativity and imagination, fostering a sense of confidence and self-worth
  • Build stronger relationships: Group play therapy provides opportunities for social interaction, promoting collaboration and empathy.


Beyond Toys and Games:

Our team recognises that the journey to healing extends beyond the playroom. We offer comprehensive support for both children and their families, including:

  • Parent and caregiver consultations: We guide parents in understanding their child’s needs and supporting their emotional well-being.
  • Family therapy sessions: Sometimes, family dynamics play a role in a child’s challenges. We create a safe space for open communication and strengthen family bonds.
  • Collaboration with educators and other professionals: Hargan Psychology works collaboratively to ensure a holistic approach to your child’s well-being.


Our trained team of play psychologists use play therapy to help children express themselves and to gain insights about what may be troubling them. Examples of child therapy activities include:

  • Drawing, arts, and crafts.
  • Playing with Lego and building blocks.
  • Board games.
  • Card games.

Is Play Therapy right for my child?

Play therapy can benefit children facing a wide range of challenges, including:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • ADHD and autism spectrum disorder
  • Trauma and grief
  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • Family transitions and changes


Ready to take the first step?

Hargan Psychology provides child-centred play therapy whilst supporting parents and caregivers.

Contact Hargan Psychology today if you are looking for play therapy in melbourne for a free consultation. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and discuss how play therapy can help your child blossom.

Remember, behind every playful laugh and creative spark lies a journey of healing. Let Hargan Psychology be your guide

Why play therapy?

Play therapy is a sensitive and age-appropriate therapy for young children. It is a creative counselling method that promotes physical, mental, and psycho-social development that places the child and their individual needs at the centre of therapy.

  • Play therapy can support children with a variety of developmental, social, emotional and learning challenges including:

    • Behavioural challenges
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Learning disabilities
    • Trauma
    • Grief & loss

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