My name is Emma and I work with children, teenagers and adults through creativity and playfulness to help work through issues and build confidence and self-esteem. I have been working with children and young people with social, emotional, behaviour and mental health problems for over 15 years and in 2015 began offering creative therapy for adults also.
I am a qualified, registered and accredited Creative Arts & Play Therapist. Besides using creativity to connect with and help clients to express themselves and find solutions, I also use the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and mindfulness based techniques in an integrative way matching your needs or those of your child.
Come and be creative! Creativity and playfulness are ageless, and this unique form of therapy is suitable for all ages. As well as verbal communication, this form of therapy uses sand tray therapy, small world figures, art, drama and music, meaning that things too painful or complicated to put into words can also be expressed, explored and solutions found.
Whether working with children, teens, or adults, I have a client-led approach. This means that you (or your child) lead and I follow, supporting you through your therapeutic journey. This is gentle (and sometimes even enjoyable!) approach to connecting with our emotions can have deep and meaningful changes. I am a caring, approachable therapist who likes to bring laughter, and light-hearted humour into the serious business of healing, growth and well-being.
I am able to offer therapy sessions in Welsh or English. Contact me by telephone 07810737059 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I am available 9am-5pm during the week, but can be flexible for evening or weekends.
Training, qualifications & experience
Attachment Difficulties (Parent/child and individual work)
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
ADHD and Hyper-vigilant Behaviour
Adult survivors of childhood neglect/abuse
Developmental delay - Children
Selective mutism / non-verbal Clients
My Training and Qualifications;
Approved Clinical Supervisor Training (PTUK)
Clinical Supervisors Training (BAPT)
MA Play & Creative Arts Therapy
PG Dip Play Therapy
PG Cert Therapeutic Play
Dip HE Youth & Community Studies
Level 3 Counselling & Interpersonal Skills
Solution Focused Therapy Training
Emotional Freedom Technique Training
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35 one hour consultation to see if this way of working is suitable for you.
£45 per session at therapy room at my home office in Ruthin. Home visits available, fee negotiated dependent on distance from my base.
I prefer to work face to face, however I am aware that this is not always possible, therefore I offer telephone sessions at £30 per session.
I am able to negotiate rates in cases of financial hardship.
I am registered as an Accredited Therapist on the United Kingdom Register of Play Therapists (PTUK). This register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. This means that I adhere to high quality clinical standards for safe and effective practice, and provides clients and commissioners with additional assurance when placing contracts for services for working with children's social, emotional, behaviour and mental health problems.
I am also available for clinical supervision of therapists and those working with vulnerable client groups - please contact me for more details.