About

Our Story

Chameleon Play Therapy Centre is the brainchild of Brenda Leemans, a play therapist and Registered Counsellor with a passion for helping children. Brenda’s warm and friendly approach combined with her willingness to go the extra mile for her patients has made her a sought-after resource for assisting families through difficult times and unexpected challenges.

Kids are honest. Kids never have hidden agendas. At Chameleon Play Therapy we don’t believe there’s such a thing as a naughty child. Most of the time they’re expressing something that they can’t verbalise or articulate appropriately. We help them move from a place where they’re acting out and getting negative feedback to place where they are just being their true and amazing selves, and therein lies our reward.

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“Most play therapists have a long-term approach to treatment. I don’t think it’s appropriate. I prefer to set short terms goals and solve any issues that need to be addressed quickly. This way the process is empowering and gives the child the tools to continue growing. They shouldn’t be reliant on therapy to live their lives.”

- Brenda Leemans

A child’s natural means of communication is play. They don’t have the words to explain the complicated things that are going on. Sometimes a lot of the issues can be addressed and worked on through play with a witness. We get to become the child’s voice when it comes to advising the parents. 

The gravity and the importance of becoming an advocate for children is not lost on us.