Hasret Tekin

Play Therapist (Child/ Adolescent/Parent) MBACP, MPTUK,MAST

About me

I am a qualified child play and creative arts therapist, clinical supervisor and graduate psychologist, specialising in working with children and adolescents aged 3-17 years old and their families. I have over twenty years of work experience with children and young people in various roles and capacities, involuntary and statutory services.

My career as a child-centred Play therapist has always focused on enabling the voices of children and young people to be heard in a safe and secure therapeutic relationship.  My practice is underpinned by humanistic and person centered and relational approaches as well systems-based cultural theory and having appreciation and knowledge of different modalities, theory and practice. 

My personal and professional values are non-judgmental and client- centered, with a commitment to therapeutic best practice and personal and professional integrity. 

I am inspired to be a safe practitioner providing children and young people an opportunity to explore their own experiences through 1:1 therapy and group work; working with parents of children to develop parental capacity and reflective functioning. I deliver INSET or other training on children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing; creating therapeutic interventions and resources, and producing high quality reports on children’s progress for staff, parents and multi- agency meetings as required. 

In my private practitioner role, I provide therapy, training, consultancy and clinical supervision. I am based in North London, Dalton Kingsland and Holloway Road/ Highbury and Islington.

As a clinical supervisor, I provide guidance and support in the clinical work of other play and creative arts therapists. I also offer workshops, training and consultation for the agencies. 

I also have experience in delivering online/ remote therapeutic support for children and young people when this is needed and deemed as suitable.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Play Therapy UK (UK) and working in private practice as an Accredited Play and Creative Arts therapist. Clinical Supervisor in Play and Creative Arts Therapy (Senior). I have my psychology degree from Ankara University, DTCF, Psychology Department in 2000 which has been recognised by NARIC and British Psychological Society as Graduate Member. 

I also have training in Jungian Sandplay Training with Dr Barbara Turner in California, US (Level 1 and Advanced Level), Psychodrama with Dr Inci Doganer in Izmir, Turkey (Foundation, Attendance) , Family Therapy with Turkish Psychological Association, (Level 1 and Level 2 Foundation level Cert of Attendance),  ILM Management & Leadership training. 

In my last role, I have worked as a Children’s Therapy Services Manager in a specialist domestic violence charity for the last 7 years, whilst also working in private practice in part-time capacity for the last 10 years. 

I have set up and managed several specialist domestic abuse therapeutic support services for children and the families. The play therapy projects that I have set up for local authority and social services include many London boroughs such as Camden, Islington, Lambeth, Enfield, Hounslow, Hammersmith, Ealing, Wandsworth and Hillingdon. 

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I provide Jungian Sandplay Therapy for children and adults in any age. 

The Sandplay Method is a creative arts therapy modality, which consists of the child, or adult client making whatever he or she feels like building with a wide assortment of miniature figures in a tray of sand in the presence of a trained professional. Generally, this is done in silence. There is no judgment or comment from the therapist

Sandplay therapy, along with art therapy and other sensory-based, expressive methods have been identified as a best “trauma- informed practice” with children and adolescents (Steele & Kuban, 2011; Steele & Malchiodi, 2012; Freedle, 2012). 


From £75.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

There is a sliding scale £75-£90. 


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Further information

I am a Turkish speaking, bi-lingual woman. I am committed to understanding diversity and fully committed to ensure anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practice is applied in every aspect of my work.

83A Kingsland High Street
E8 2PB

N7 6EZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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In person supervision
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I offer clinical supervision, consultation and coaching in play and creative art therapies to individuals, professionals and organisations.

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