Experienced TherapistWith more than 10 years of experience in Play Therapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy, I ensure meaningful connections with you through authenticity and integrity. You will always receive empathy, transparency and warmth within all sessions
You BelongAt Brookwater Therapeutic Connections, you will be met with warmth, understanding within a secure and non-judgemental environment
Confidentiality Brookwater Therapeutic Connections maintain trust and confidentiality for all clients throughout the therapeutic journey.
Personal & InvolvedI engage with children, adolescents, adults, sibling groups and any other significant person involved within your therapeutic process to allow for all to feel empowered and ready to take on life’s challenges.
Therapeutic ServicesI offer Play Therapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am able to work with NDIS Plan Managed and Self-Managed participants only
Registered Play TherapistBrookwater Therapeutic Connections holds registrations with APTA and PACFA as a Play Therapist, Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I also currently sit as a Board Member for APTA.
A child-centred approach that is exclusive to every child. Having worked with children aged 3 to 12 years, The play therapy process will be individually tailored to your child’s chronological and biological age to ensure their needs are appropriately met. This process will be discussed with the parent/carer throughout the initial consultation session.
My focus during the Play Therapy sessions include:
Throughout Play Therapy, your child will have opportunities to explore and process pain based experiences through play. As a Play Therapist, I will make inquiries to enhance the therapeutic process. This process naturally extends your child’s deeper understanding of their unconscious process and will encourage them to rewire their developing brain.
The results of play therapy will vary from one child to another, I always ensure parents/carers remain within the child’s process through providing support and feedback that will enhance your child’s therapeutic process.
I will use a plethora of tools during the play therapy including sand tray, therapeutic storytelling, creative arts, music and other creative tools, clay modelling and using miniatures to bring out repressed emotions, pain and trauma.
I have extensive experience of working with children who have experienced:
Counselling and Psychotherapy
As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I work with adolescents and adults from a holistic viewpoint. This enables me to incorporate your emotions, thoughts, behaviours and body language into sessions. My therapeutic use of self enables me to work with unconscious processes and transference, these are things that may be happening outside of your awareness.
I also draw on attachment and developmental theories which help me identify processes, developmental and relational needs. These could be needs that weren’t met or that you were missing in important developmental stages of your life.
I use an integrated, humanistic, person-centred approach to capture you as a whole person.
Through counselling or psychotherapy, I have experience of working with:
What would our counselling/psychotherapy session be like?
How will Brookwater Therapeutic Connections help my child through play therapy?
Hannah Hendry is an Australian Play Therapy Association (APTA) registered Play Therapist with over 10+ years of experience working closely with children, teenagers and adults as their counsellor and psychotherapy. Hannah is also currently sitting as a Board Member for APTA.
Her past work experience includes working within an Australian not-for-profit organisation providing compassionate and trained Counselling and Play Therapy sessions. Hannah always focuses on developing meaningful connections through her dependability, honesty and playful sense of humour!
Hannah engages actively with children, adolescents and adults with empathy, respectfulness, transparency and warmth. She works holistically with children, adolescents, adults and sibling groups and other significant people in a child’s life to ensure that the families feel empowered and are ready to take on life’s challenges with confidence.
Hannah actively participates in Clinical Supervision with an Existential Supervisor based in Western Australia, this process ensures Hannah practices from the highest standards. Clinical supervision is confidential to ensure your identity remains anonymous and you’re unidentifiable.
Hannah’s role as a Play Therapist, Counsellor & Psychotherapist involves working closely with children, adolescents and adults in a very person-centred way, allowing you to explore your world within a safe, trusting and therapeutic relationship. Hannah prides herself in her sense of professionalism, warmth, creativity and non-judgemental approach towards all.
I want to cancel my appointment, will I get a refund?
You can cancel your appointment for any reason however Brookwater Therapeutic Connections have a 48-hour cancellation policy.
In case the appointment is cancelled under 48-hours in advance, 50% of the appointment fee will be deducted
A 100% (non-refundable) deduction will be charged if the appointment is cancelled 24-hours before the scheduled appointment.
Where can I get a referral for Brookwater Therapeutic Connections?
Brookwater Therapeutic Connections don’t require a referral as all services are available as a self-referral. Hannah has experience working with private clients, NDIS self and plan managed children, adolescents and adults.
How can I make a session payment at Brookwater Therapeutic Connections?
Brookwater Therapeutic Connections has Provider numbers with AHM, Medibank, ARHG and BUPA. You can claim a proportion of the cost of therapeutic intervention with your Private Health Insurance. Payment of services can also be made in person on the day or sent as an invoice for NDIS clients.
I cannot afford therapy at Brookwater Therapeutic Connections, what are my options?
Brookwater Therapeutic Connections understands the significance and importance of therapy and counselling and that's why they offer a sliding scale to ensure that adequate therapy is accessible for EVERYONE. This is means-tested and can be discussed at the initial consultation.
Is a virtual appointment available?
Brookwater Therapeutic Connections offers TeleHealth appointments to individuals unable to attend a face to face appointments.
Due to COVID, extra measures have been made available to allow for sessions to remain via TeleHealth.
What are some emergency contacts I should know?
Australian Crisis Support Phone Numbers:
If your life is in immediate danger, please call 000