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Small Steps - Big Gains

About Us

Our Therapist

Nicola Hockey (B.Ed, Dip. Couns (ACA),

Registered Play Therapist RPT:APPTA, Certified Sandplay Practitioner, Certificate Hypnotherapy)

I have worked with children and their families for 37 years, as an educator and support for children with social, emotional, educational, disability and trauma backgrounds. This led me to further study and qualifications in Counselling, Sandplay and Therapeutic Play.

My aim is to provide an early intervention service for children that helps them develop the skills they need to move forward through their issues and to feel better within themselves. Although my work is mainly with children, adults can also benefit greatly from Sandplay as a part of the counselling process. I also work with adults and teenagers in this way. 

Private Practice Rooms

Mount Lockyer

Small Steps operates over two therapy practice sites. One is located at the rear of Mount Lockyer Primary School, Humphreys Street, Mount Lockyer. This site has a fully equipped therapeutic play room, Sandplay room and counselling facilities.

Brunswick Road

Our second site is at 137 Brunswick Rd, Albany. These rooms are also equipped for Sandplay and Counselling and integrated therapeutic play. These rooms are also suitable for older clients and adults.

Why Us?

Our passion at Small Steps is to provide therapeutic support that is most appropriate for children 4-12 and their families in the Albany region.