Liz Taverner – Kids Counsellor & Coach

Postgraduate Diploma of Counselling specialising in Creative Therapies, and Family Therapy  – Australian College of Applied Psychology

Diploma (NVQIII) Children’s Care, Learning and Development – City & Guilds

Bachelor of Arts – Nottingham Trent University  

Advanced Sandplay Certification – Be Centre

AutPlay Therapy Provider Certification – Sydney Centre for Creative Change

Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) Therapy Training & Behaviour Therapist Training – Lizard Centre

Diploma of Art Therapy – Renaissance Life Therapies  

Art & Play Therapy with Children Training – Sydney Centre for Creative Change

Working with Children in Art Therapy Sessions Certification – Gestalt Art Therapy Centre

Yoga and Expressive Arts Therapy Certification – Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute

Telephone Crisis Supporter Training – Lifeline

Yoga Therapy Kids Teacher Training I & II – Zenergy Yoga

Foundation & Advanced Yoga for Children Teacher Training – Zenergy Yoga

Children and Family Yoga Teacher Training – Rainbow Yoga


PH: 0435 803902

E: [email protected]


Liz works with children aged 3-12 using Creative Therapies such as Art Therapy, Play Therapy and Sandplay Therapy, as they allow children to communicate, express and explore themselves symbolically, with more than just words. She uses a stage-based approach, which allows children to express and process their feelings, build self-awareness and develop new ways of being.

You may decide to bring your child to see Liz for a number of reasons, including:

  • Changes in behaviour or concerning/challenging behaviour
  • Significant life changes, such as divorce or loss
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • ASD
  • Stress
  • Bullying/friendship issues
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Learning disabilities

It’s important to seek support as early as possible if you have concerns about your child. Liz also works closely with parents to support them in best supporting their children.

As an AutPlay Therapy Provider, she works with children and their families who are affected by ASD, ADHD, dysregulation issues, and other neurodevelopmental disorders to assist them in gaining needed skills and abilities.

Depending on the child’s individual needs, Liz uses various therapeutic approaches, including art, sandtray, play, drama, Gestalt, movement/yoga, breathing and mindfulness, as well as person-centred counselling and directed coaching. She provides children aged 3-15 with an invaluable safe and welcoming space in which they can explore, express and share without judgement or labelling.

You may decide counselling is right for your child for a number of reasons, including: if you have noticed changes in behaviour or concerning/challenging behaviour; significant life changes, such as divorce or grief; depression; anxiety; ADHD; ASD; developmental disabilities; eating disorders; stress; self-harm or bullying.

Liz also provides directive, creative coaching to help kids build skills of mindfulness, confidence, resilience and self-regulation.

Liz is a qualified, PACFA-registered Counsellor specialising in Creative Therapies. She previously worked with children for many years, including as a kids yoga teacher, the head teacher of a kindergarten, a behaviour therapist and an English language teacher. She has also worked as a Wellbeing Mentor in a high school, a Counsellor with young adults at a mental health clinic, a Lifeline crisis supporter and a Resilience Coach with Resilience in Kids.

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