Grace Lim, Therapeutic Play, Certified Practitioner
- Therapeutic Play Certified Practitioner (UK)
- Provisional Play Therapist (UK)*
- Dyadic Theraplay® and Group Theraplay® Trainee (USA)*
- Certificate in NeuroDramatic Play (UK)
- Certificate in Autism (SG)
- Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education – Teaching (SG & USA)
- BSc (Hons) Economics (First Class) (UK)
- Member of Play Therapy International (since 2017)
*From August 2022
Grace’s passion is to empower families and children through PLAY to heal, build good enough attachment-based parent-child relationship which will result in well-adjusted, confident and resilient individuals for LIFE.
Grace’s background in early childhood and with children on the Autism Spectrum enables her to provide holistic and developmentally appropriate therapeutic support to children and caregivers. In the course of her work with children, she has supported and helped families and children and young persons facing challenges with:
- attachment issues, especially so with adopted and fostered children
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- bereavement, grief and loss
- social and peer Interaction issues
- school adjustment and stress.
- complex family backgrounds (such as divorce, incarcerated parents, safety issue etc), including children in residential homes
She continues to develop professionally as certified Play Therapist in order to deepen in her work with children.
Grace believes that parents are their children’s Secured Base and Best Advocate and seeks to help parents build strong attachment based dyadic parent-child relationship. Grace is pursuing Certification as a Dyadic Theraplay Practitioner so as to enable parents to grow their communication, positive connections and shared enjoyment with their child.
Grace is active in growing awareness of and access to Therapeutic Play, Dyadic Theraplay® and Group Theraplay® in Singapore. She is active in local primary and secondary schools and has collaborated on various workshops and events in order to place therapeutic support in the hands of educators, families and children.
A mother of 6 children spanning across 14 years in terms of age, Grace’s own parenting journey has been a continuous process of learning and adjusting to each unique child whilst allowing her therapeutic understanding and insight to shape and guide her own parenting style and empathy towards her own tribe.