As a mental health practitioner working with parents and young people, I am particularly interested in early intervention and well-being support.

In my sessions, I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental and nurturing space where clients can comfortably explore issues, identify unhelpful patterns, be open to receiving support, learn new skills, and grow into their best selves. 

My practice is evidence based and trauma informed. I specialise in humanistic approaches (e.g. person-centred therapy, child-centred play therapy and sandtray work) and unconditional, relationship-based parenting.

Significantly, research shows that the client-clinician relationship is the most important predictor of positive treatment outcomes, regardless of the approach. This is why finding the right therapist is key.


  • Postgrad Dip in Counselling, Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP).
  • Certified Humanistic Play Therapist, Play Therapy Australia.
  • Interplay (Family Therapy) Practitioner, Play Therapy Australia.
  • Youth Mentor, Raise Foundation.
  • BA (Honours Class I) Languages and Linguistics, Western Sydney University (WSU).

I am currently under the professional supervision of Sarah Harwood, RPT, RPT-S. I also attend regular group supervision at my workplace, while updating my knowledge and skills through continuous professional development courses.

If you would like to meet me for a consultation, I work at the Family Psychology Practice in Manly Vale. To book an appointment, please call (02) 8964 9487.

Warm wishes,
Alejandra Hayes
PACFA Reg Certified Practising 29750
APTA Associate Member 20190226