Head Heart and Hands - Psychotherapy~Play Therapy~Expressive Therapy~Sandtray Therapy
About Us...
Your Counsellor & Therapist
Laurie A. Scarce, PsyD (MFT), 
M.A. (Counselling Psychology), PG Diploma Play Therapy, PG Cert Therapeutic Play, BASS (Counselling)

I am a  certified play therapist (Play Therapy International & Play Therapy Canada) and qualified counsellor & psychotherapist. I have trained in universities in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, USA. I work with individuals, couples, families, adults, children and youth.

...Wondering what all those letters mean ???

 1. PsyD (MFT) - Doctorate in Psychology, Marriage and Family  (Ryokan, California, USA) 

2.  M.A. Counselling Psychology - Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology Degree (Yorkville University, Canada) 

3.  PG Dip Play Therapy - Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (Canterbury Christchurch University, England / Play Therapy International, France) 

4.  PG Cert Therapeutic Play - Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play (Canterbury Christchurch University, England / Play Therapy International, New Zealand) 

5.  BASS - Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) Degree (Jansen Newman Institute, Sydney Australia) 

How I Work & the Therapeutic Frameworks I Use....
Types of Therapy:
Using an integrated approach I incorporate different counselling modalities including Play Therapy, Expressive Therapy including Sand Tray Therapy, Art Therapies, Music Therapies, and  Dance/ Body Movement  Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solutions Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Family and Attachment Therapy, and Mindfulness / Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
Clinical Approach:
Working in a non-directive way, a safe space is created where you can feel heard. While exploring in this way, you can come to know your self, situation, and problems in new ways to discover available choices, solutions and strengths. As a client, it will always be your journey. As such, I do not direct or give advice; but safely support and guide clients towards their goals, true potential and inner resilience. 
Whether you have a specific issue, concern or something you would like to work toward for yourself, your relationship, your family, your child or youth, we maybe able to help. Please feel free to contact us for a confidential chat to explore your options and hopes.

Professional Memberships & Associations

I hold several professional memberships and registrations from which I operate under rigorous ethical and professional guidelines. You may like to learn more in clicking on the following links:

*   Australian Counselling Association (MACA)
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