MY Child Play Therapy

Play Therapy for a Meaningful You

Children have the right to play.

UNCRC, 1989

MY Child play therapy integrative play therapy services:

Learn to Play

Limitations in pretend play skills can significantly impact on the capacity for social play, emotional and cognitive maturity. The Learn to Play program supports the development and self-initiation of essential pretend play skills.

Humanistic Play Therapy

Humanistic play therapy is a short or long-term intervention that aims to empower children by supporting them to be self-directive in a permissive, empathic, and non-judgmental environment.

Filial Therapy

Filial Therapy is a form of play-based family therapy that is humanistic in nature.
Parents and caregivers are trained in therapeutic play skills, empowering them to becoming integral agents of change for their dependents.

Tele-play Therapy

Online tele-play sessions are invaluable during lockdowns, as well as to maintain therapeutic service consistency throughout illnesses or when far from home.

Meet M.C.P.T.

Hello! My name is Beth Sackville. I am an AHPRA registered physiotherapist, an APPTA registered child play therapist, and mother of one gorgeous girl.

I graduated from La Trobe University, Melbourne, in 2005 with a BA in Physiotherapy. I practiced for over 15 years, specialising in clinical Pilates and manual lymphatic drainage therapy.

In 2021 I completed a Master of Child Play Therapy at Melbourne’s Deakin University in Melbourne. I currently work in a private practice,  as well as taking on new clients at home or in school who are seeking support for mental and emotional well-being.

I have experience working in conjunction with other mental health services, professionals and educational services, as well as NDIS funded clients.

M.C.P.T. Mission Statement

Our goal at MY Child Play Therapy (M.C.P.T.) is to provide an ethical mental health service in line with the Australasian Pacific Play Therapy Association’s (APPTA) clinical competencies and practice standards. M.C.P.T. aims to uphold the ethical practice guidelines and embody the personal qualities of a play therapist, as outlined by APPTA. The rights of the child and their confidentiality is of the utmost importance and will be maintained. We understand that all children and families are different and aim to support children to find their “Meaningful You”.

A “Meaningful You”, is the version of yourself that is able to experience life in a meaningful way. This occurs through an ability for self-awareness, self-confidence, self-expression and self-reflection.


Click here to view the aforementioned APPTA practice standards, ethical guidelines and personal qualities of a play therapist

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation MY Child Play Therapy acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.