PLAY & FILIAL THERAPY, PARENTING SUPPORT AND MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANCY

Secure Foundations is founded by Sarah Bolitho, a Play Therapist, Filial Therapist, Parent Educator and mental health consultant. Sarah works therapeutically with children, families and professionals to playfully nurture children's development for optimal whole-life outcomes.

There's something for everyone

An online parenting membership, reassuring self-paced workshops and courses, individual, family or group play therapy, private consultations and resources to help you nurture children to flourish with secure foundations.

  • PLAY THERAPY

    We offer 1:1 child play therapy as well as filial play therapy that includes the whole family system at our clinic in West Perth.

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  • PARENTING SUPPORT

    When it feels like you're drowning in the day-to-day of parenting, we're here to throw you a life ring with our private, individualised consultations.

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  • CONSULTANCY

    Sarah is a passionate & engaging speaker available for consultancy and professional development across various educational and allied health settings.

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  • WEBINARS & RESOURCES

    Whatever you're struggling with, we know you aren't alone. Secure Foundations has reached thousands of parents with similar struggles and has created on-demand resources so that you can get the support you need, in your own time.

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Building children's brains is like building a house

it needs secure foundations first.

  • Reparenting
  • Relationships
  • Play
  • Community
  • Respect

Families love our approach

but don't just take our word for it...

DISCOVER courses, tools and resources

Our therapist led supports are here to help your family thrive...

THE POP CLUB

If your sick of fumbling through raising your child and being constantly confused by the reems of *questionable* and *prescriptive* parenting information out there, The Parenting on Purpose Club (or POP club as we call it round these parts) is your one stop shop outta the fumble and straight into flourishing.

An inclusive membership community providing an end to end solution to help you parent on purpose. Inside you'll find courses on reparenting yourself, understanding child development, relationships, attachment, discipline, understanding behaviour, play, supporting siblings, sleep and SO much more.

With weekly Q&As for your curly questions, expert masterclasses and a community of parents on the rollercoaster with you, the POP Club is waiting for you with open arms.

Let us be the village you've been missing.

LOOKING FOR connected play ideas?

✨Snag our 7-day email series. Playful Parent: Connected Kids for free✨

An email a day packed with knowledge tid bits and innovative ideas for connecting with kids in fun, free and frivolous ways. 

MEET SARAH!

Sarah Bolitho is the proud founder and director of Secure Foundations, a Master's qualified Child & Family Play Therapist and the playful, purposeful mamma to 3 inspirational beings. 

In 2010, Sarah received a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology from Lancaster University in England. Some 12 years later with many *fun* adventures, eye-opening professional endeavors and personal experiences in between, Sarah graduated from Deakin University with a Master's of Child Play Therapy.  

Sarah discovered Play Therapy whilst working with children and families in the remote corners of Australia's Northern Territory. It was here that Sarah became passionate about supporting parents and professionals during the early years; the next step was an absolute no-brainer for her.

When she's not busy playing or supporting parents to find more purpose and play in their lives, she can be found sipping a long black, running her dog at the beach or volunteering at her local Parkrun.