I am a play and creative arts therapist who supports children and young people, aged 3-18, to manage big feelings, stressful situations and other life challenges.
I support children and young people who have Autism or an ASD diagnosis with AutPlay.
Orca, my therapy dog, works in my playroom too, if she's wanted by clients, supporting them with animal assisted play therapy (AAT).
I support children and young people with a wide range of worries, concerns and problems, from anxiety, through behavioural concerns, PTSD, bereavement and trauma to physical and sexual abuse.
If you are wondering if play therapy can support your child or teen, the answer is generally 'Yes!' but please feel free to get in contact for a commitment free chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified play and creative arts therapist and started working in clinical practice in 2018. As well as supporting children and young people, I support their families and other key adults too.
Before that I was a primary, secondary and special needs teacher and I have over thirty years of experience working with children and their families.
Play Therapy UK
Play Therapy UK is the largest organisation governing therapeutic play and play therapy in the United Kingdom. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard session fee is £50 a session. I work evenings and weekends as well as during the day.
Please feel free to get in touch if you think I might be able to help you or someone you know. I'm always happy to chat.