Amy Fleming

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Child and Adolescent Therapist / Play Therapist
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Dunblane, Stirlingshire, FK15 0JX
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

My name is Amy Fleming I am a registered Child and Adolescent Therapist with 26 years of experience in supporting children, young people and their families through very difficult situations. The therapies I offer are:

  • Play Therapy - which offers a safe space to share strengths, struggles, worries and experiences through play. Adults can often talk about their worries but children and young people do not always have the words to do the same. Through the use of toys, art, sand, role play, sport or talking your child can explore what is going on for them and work with myself to develop healthy coping strategies to help them feel confident in life.
  • Outdoor Play Therapy  - Alongside a traditional therapy room, I am very lucky to have a large games hall area within my premises for sports and faster play such as basketball, badminton, skipping, tennis etc. Some children and young people really struggle to be in a therapy room and can feel safer in a larger outdoor area, where they are free to run and play as they share their worries. By playing in this space it helps me identify different activities that will help your child manage and express their feelings. We also have the most beautiful countryside on our doorstep including a river beach, streams, walks, tree swings and fields. I have specialist training, insurance and supervision for these type of activities and if you feel being outdoors would be preferable for your child we can organise this.
  • Adolescent Therapy - adolescents require therapy which incorporates different techniques and strategies' which are suitable for their age and stage of development. Mostly I have found teenagers to be happy to talk about what is troubling them, however if they are not feeling able to talk  I am able to use creative techniques such as sand tray work, art, clay and sport to help support them to express themselves and their feelings in a different way.  
  • Family Work - it is often recognised that individual therapy for children or adolescents is not the only way to help them with problems they may face. A combination of therapeutic sessions with parents, children and adolescents can be much more helpful in certain situations and my aim is to really tailor the services I offer to best meet the needs of you and your family. 
  • Parenting Support - offers parents time to think about how it is to be a parent, looking at what is going well in your family but also identifying what is not. From there we can look at trying different strategies which will help to get your family life back on track.
  • Walk and Talk - it can be difficult to sit in a room with a therapist, so this option gives you the chance to talk in a less direct and threatening way.  

I am a very down to earth, warm and caring person who is highly skilled at engaging with children and young people at their level. I work from a strengths based approach and aim to have you and your child feeling strong and confident about the way forward when you leave a session. I am happy be quite directive or non-directive during play therapy sessions it really depends on what you and your child feel comfortable with. Therapy should always be tailored to an individuals needs and I am happy to discuss these with you. I feel passionately about helping children and young people to develop the strengths they need to cope in the world today.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 26 years of experience in working with children, young people, parents and carers in a variety of settings supporting them with issues of trauma, abuse and attachment. I have further experience in supporting clients with stress, anxiety, sexual exploitation, neurodiversity, friendship skills,  expression of emotions, bereavement, self-esteem, illness and identity. I have a particular interest in the latest cutting-edge neuroscience research which shows us how we " nurture, protect, enrich, educate and heal" children.  This knowledge is always incorporated into my assessments and practice and I am committed to regular training, reading and the evaluation of research. 

My qualifications are as follows;

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy
  • Certificate in Child Protection Studies
  • BA in Social Work
  • Diploma in Social Work (Original qualification)

Relevant Training:

  • Pathological Demand Avoidance Training
  • CATT ( Children's Accelerated Trauma Training )
  • Nature Based Therapeutic Skills Training
  • Autists in and out of the Therapy Room Part 1 & 2
  • International Trauma Conference - Bruce Perry and Dan Hughes 
  • 2 Day Trauma informed practice - Trauma Recovery Centre
  • Neuroscience Psychotherapy Reading Group - NHS (NSCAP)
  • Brain development and trauma - Bruce Perry
  • Introduction to Filial Therapy - Rise Van Fleet
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder - Therapeutic practice issues
  • Life Story Work with Children
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Finally I would like to mention that throughout my years as a therapist I have seen the most significant improvements in mental health for children and young people when I was able to work closely with parents and carers alongside the young person in therapy, this is something I am keen to continue to offer as part of my therapeutic service.

My regulatory body is The British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT)

Member organisations

British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT)

The British Association of Play Therapists was founded in 1992 by a group of now respected practitioners who introduced and pioneered Play Therapy within Britain. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association of Play Therapists
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association of Play Therapists

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£50.00 - £65.00

Additional information

Play Therapy-  £65 (50 minute session).

Adolescent Therapy - £55/65 ( 50 minute session)

Parent/ Carer Support Session - £55 ( 1 hour)

Meeting attendance -  £55 (1 hour)

Report  £50 per hour

Walk and Talk (for parents or adolescents) £55 (50 minutes)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - 9-7pm

Tuesday 9- 7pm

Wednesday 9am - 7pm

Thursday 9am -7pm

Friday 9- 7pm

Saturday 9 -12noon ( occasional availability)

Further information

My therapy space is based in a beautiful old mill building on the outskirts of Dunblane. My room is bright and modern, with lots of natural light.  It is quite a special, quiet and peaceful place, chosen specifically for its discreet location in the countryside, but only five minutes from major motorway links to a variety of central towns.

I also have a large games hall which many clients really enjoy using for more active play and the option to have sessions outdoors either down by the river beach, in the fields, by a stream or in the woods all make for an experience which will help engage your child in the therapeutic process. 

Parents and carers can help themselves to a warm drink and cosy seat in our waiting area. 

Foxholetherapy, Unit 4 Ashfield Mill, Ashfield, Dunblane, Stirlingshire, FK15 0JX

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

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Our premises are not currently accessible for wheelchairs, but I can arrange for therapy sessions to take place in a community setting which is accessible.

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