Anna Wheeler

Anna Wheeler

About me

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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Children with parents who have a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder


Private Work:

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

Redruth, TR16

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Day time for all work, after school spaces prioritised for children and young people, day time and evenings for supervision.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme