Nicky Kelso

Nicky Kelso

9
All Saints Road
Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 8ES

Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB25

01638 741969

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9
All Saints Road
Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 8ES

Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB25

01638 741969

About me

I am a Play and Creative Arts Therapist accredited by Play Therapy UK (PTUK), working with children and teenagers who have emotional or behavioural difficulties. My therapy is child-led, and uses the media of imaginative play, drawing, painting, sand, clay, and puppets to help children express themselves in ways which are often not possible using words.

In the past I have worked as a speech and language therapist, and my involvement with children struggling with a language, communication or learning difficulty has given me a particular interest in addressing the significant emotional issues which are often associated with such problems. As the mother of four boys I understand from personal experience many of the dilemmas facing parents, children, and adolescents and I work closely with parents, where appropriate, in supporting them.

Play and creative arts therapy is useful for helping with low self-esteem, anxiety, bereavement, family breakdown, depression, attachment problems, bullying, making and keeping friendships, anger and aggression, and also difficulties related to ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorders. As this is a non-directive approach, everything happens at the person's own pace and according to their interests and abilities.

I am based in Newmarket, and I cover Cambridge and the areas around it as well as parts of Suffolk.

Training, qualifications & experience

My background is in speech and language therapy. Following a career break to have my children, I returned for 10 years, then decided to train as a counsellor, beginning with PTUK's Certificate in Skills and Theory for Counselling Young People in 2007 and completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy in 2011. I have recently completed a post qualifying course in Creative Arts Therapy, which enables me to work creatively with adults as well as children and young people. I am in the process of training as a clinical supervisor for PTUK.

I am an Accredited Member of Play Therapy UK (PTUK) and a

Registered Member of BACP (MBACP)

I am on the register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority

Member organisations

BACP
PTUK

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Other child-related issues: family breakdown, peer relationships, adjusting to school, making and keeping friendships, anger and aggression, autism spectrum conditions.

Fees

Fees will be discussed at the first point of contact.

Maps & Directions

Newmarket, CB8 8ES
Cambridge, CB25

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I am available during the school day, and offer a few after-school sessions. Contact me by email or phone me for more information, and we can discuss your requirements in detail.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
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