Siya Dhuri


Siya Dhuri

Who is Siya and How Much Experience Does She Have?

Siya is a friendly and engaging therapist who seeks to empower and build collaborative partnerships with her clients. She is passionate about supporting families and their strengths, so they are better equipped to address their needs by accessing, participating and engaging in the occupations (activities) that are meaningful and purposeful to them. She seeks to incorporate fun with empathy into her therapy sessions by taking the time to know the child individually, and the family as a collective.

Siya graduated from the University Of Queensland first with a Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Public Health, and then with her Master of Occupational Therapy Studies.

Read more information about Siya's skills and training.

Experience with Children’s Issues

Siya has been engaging with children as a carer, mentor and leader over the course of several years of voluntary and paid work. She has experience working in schools, community-based practices, private clinics, research facilities, hospitals, and child and youth mental health services. Siya’s roles across these various domains have demonstrated the importance of collaborative working with a child’s “team”, to facilitate positive therapy outcomes. As a part of her previous experiences, she worked with doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, speech pathologists, dieticians, social workers, researchers, and an array of learning support staff in the workplace.

Siya has experience with: attachment difficulties, behavioural challenges, self-regulation difficulties, sensory processing difficulties, learning difficulties, developmental delays, social skills, handwriting difficulties, toileting, showering and dressing.

What Approach Does Siya Take and Is She Right For You?

Siya seeks to identify the child’s strengths and formulate a team-oriented approach to their therapy. She does this by establishing rapport and building a partnership with her clients, to equip them with skills that will enable them to continue implementing strategies developed in the clinic, throughout the week in different settings.

She welcomes discussion and feedback from families, to refine therapy to better suit the child and their family’s developing needs. Siya is passionate about first understanding her clients, and then building their confidence and skills to engage in occupations, which are the meaningful activities they participate in their daily life.

What happens if you don’t like your therapist (or they don’t feel best equipped to help you)?

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, you or the therapist may find that you are not a good fit. If your therapist feels that he or she is not best suited to you, he/she will discuss this with you and recommend a more appropriate therapist. We will then offer you a discounted first session with a new, more appropriate therapist at Kids Matters. 

If you feel that your therapist is not a good fit within the first three sessions, simply discuss this with our admin team who will find a more suitable therapist.