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About Jennifer Frede

I am a child and adolescent therapist with over 35 years experience working with children, young people and their families.

I use play therapy and sandplay therapy, which allows children to express, regulate, communicate, practice and master new skills as well as their emotional responses.

The use of creative therapies provides children and young people with the opportunity to explore their thoughts, feelings and emotions without the need for talking. Creative counselling interventions prioritise the client's preferences and places them at the core of my work.

Before training as a Counsellor, I worked in special education in early intervention, primary and high schools, integrated units, special schools, and as a disability specialist in mainstream schools. I have a continued interest and specialised skills in working with children and young people with disabilities, complex needs, challenging behaviour and trauma. In recent years, I have worked in a variety of schools as a counsellor, which has provided me with the opportunity to work with a large number of children and young people, supporting them through their issues and concerns.

 I offer therapeutic services to people of all ages who have agency managed or self managed NDIS plans - full NDIS registration pending.

Professional Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Child Play
  • Certificates in Sandplay Therapy and Play Therapy
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Masters of Education (Special Education – Vision)
  • Bachelor Education (Special Education)
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Special Education)
  • Diploma of Teaching (Primary)


Membership of Professional Organisations

  • Australian Counselling Association, membership number 7336
  • Affiliate Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS), membership number 161786
  • Associate Member, Sandplay Therapists of America