As a dually qualified and registered Counsellor and Certified Play Therapist, I can offer play/creatlive arts / talking therapies across the ages. I can also work in several parent/carer and child models as a provisional filial play coach and I have Level 1 in Theraplay including group work and DDP Level 1 so these other models inform my work or I use ideas from them, which aims to enhance the parent/carer and child relationship.
As a provisional clinical supervisor for PTUK, I supervise trainee play therapists and I am adding a counselling and psychotherapy supervision course for child adolescent and adult work, due to complete in November 2018, which extends my supervisory field. I also offer outdoor therapy with relevant CPD certification.
Training, qualifications & experience
NVQ L3 Advice and Guidance 2009 at Cornwall Youth Service
Diploma in Person Centre Counselling and Therapy 2010 BACP Accredited course, University of Plymouth and Cornwall College.
Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy 2013 from University of Christ Church Canterbury and APAC
Taking Therapy Outdoors 2014 CPD Centre for Nature-Based Psychotherapy
Provisional Certificate in Filial Play Coaching 2014 APAC/PTUK
PODS CPD and on list of counsellors for working with survivors of dissociation since 2015
PTLLS level 4 2015 Cornwall College School of Education
Provisional Certificate in Clinical Supervision 2015 APAC/PTUK
Theraplay Level 1 and Groups 2016 PTUK
DDP Level 1 2017 Family Futures
Terapia Diploma in Child Adolescent and Adult Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision Attending Course from Feb- Nov 2018
I have a wide range of experience from working therapeutically since 2007. Charity work includes Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Dreadnought, PCDT, and other organisations such as the Cornwall Youth Service for Counselling and Advice and Guidance, Penhaligon Agency and Private Practice for adult, young person, child and parent/carer (dyadic) and child work. I have had referrals from the post adoption team in Cornwall and social workers, EAP, TV company, EBD School, working in local colleges, schools, special school, nursery and children's centres as well as in my own therapy rooms.
I organise and facilitate the BACP Private practice networking meetings for Cornwall every 3 months and worked on a committee to reinstate the Cornwall Counselling Network and will be continuing to offer trainings for trainee and qualified practitioners in various specialised areas of creative aspects of therapy a well as host out door psychotherapist/ ecotherapist process groups and events.
I currently supervise trainee play therapists and therapeutic play skills practitioners.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Children with parents who have a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder
Counselling: £40 per session
Play Therapy £45 per session (£55 per session for higher level of need for professional referrals)
Integrated Play and Taking therapy £50 per session
Filial Play Coaching £30 per session
Dyadic talking/play aproach with DDP/Theraplay (RTM) ideas £50 per session for Parent and £80 per session for parent and child
Group Play Therapy fees on request.
Concessions are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time for all work, after school spaces prioritised for children and young people, day time and evenings for supervision.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|