Diana Wicks Accredited Play Therapist and EMDR Practitioner
Hi my name is Di Wicks and I am an accredited play therapist and EMDR trained therapist based in Filey, North Yorkshire. I offer playful evidence-based therapeutic services to children and young people and family members, as well as therapeutic training to professionals who support the carers of children whose behaviour is spilling out and affecting the whole family.
I work with pre-natal mothers, young children, adolescents and parents and I offer one to one sessions, family or sibling groups.
The specialist services I offer are tailored to the individual adult, child and/or young person and their family and can include, Play Therapy, sandplay, attachment focussed dyadic play based on Theraplay® principles and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Filial Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I am on the Approved Provider List for Therapeutic Services (Yorkshire & Humber Adoption Consortium).
I have a fully equipped therapeutic room with a waiting area and parking close by in the middle of town, close to the beach and shops.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 17 years experience of working with children, young people and their families who have emotional and behavioural difficulties caused by a wide variety of reasons that include:
Loss and bereavement, domestic abuse, neglect, abuse (physical, emotional, psychological and sexual), PTSD and trauma across a number of settings that include residential care, foster and adoption services, hostel accommodation and home settings.
My qualifications include a Managing Care Cert, BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care, PGDip Social Science, PGDip Play Therapy.
I am an Accredited Play Therapist with Play Therapy UK (PTUK) and a Clinical Supervisor for Play and Creative Arts
I have further training in:
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR),
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Sensory Processing, Trauma and Attachment (SAI)
Please view my web site for links to the above.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
My fees vary according to the type of intervention and length of the session agreed upon (1:1, family, play therapy or EMDR etc.) but they range from £50-£70 a session.
The initial telephone consultation is free of charge.
I am a fully registered PTUK clinician on the PSA Accredited Register for Play Therapy; I have fully enhanced DBS clearance; indemnity insurance and I'm registered with the ICO, and I adhere to the PTUK Ethical System; and work with full clinical supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please leave a message, text or email and I will get back to you ASAP. Sessions times and days are arranged to suit both of us.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified clinical supervisor for play and creative arts therapy.