Joanna Godding

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Creative Arts & Attachment Focused Therapist
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Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1AB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an integrative therapist using Attachment Focused Therapy (DDP Informed),  talking therapies (counselling), creative arts & play therapy when working with clients.

I have been working with vulnerable Children,  Adolescents and Families within private and educational settings for over 15 years.

Many children and adolescents need support with emotional literacy, behaviour or mental health difficulties at some point in their lives. Together the client and therapist use a well established therapeutic discipline that is based upon a number of psychological theories, that enables clients to begin to communicate feelings and experiences in a non-verbal, non-judgmental and respectful way.

If you have concerns about your child because of the following:

  • ADHD, Asperger's, Autism
  • Anger/aggression/tantrums/ violent behaviour
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Difficulties with concentration/motivation
  • Difficulties with relationships (parents, siblings, peers, teachers)
  • LAC (Looked after Children)
  • Low self esteem
  • Trauma (eg: bereavement, domestic violence, abuse - physical, neglect, emotional and sexual)
  • Sexually inappropriate behaviours
  • Wetting/soiling/smearing
  • Withdrawn behaviour

Counselling, Creative Arts & Play Therapy could help!

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Play Skills
  • DDP Level 1 & 2 (Attachment Focused Family Therapy)
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Play
  • Advanced Child Protection Training
  • Parent Child Attachment Play
  • Managing Sexually Harmful Behaviours
  • Sensory Attachment Interventions (SAI Informed)

I work In line with the code of ethics set out by PTUK, ensuring that I receive regular supervision and carry out 30 hours of CPD each year.  My details can be found on the Voluntary Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists, which is managed by PTUK and accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Up-to-date Insurance and DBS certificates are available for viewing.

Member organisations

Play Therapy UK (PTUK)

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

Play Therapy UK
Accredited Register Scheme

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Play Therapy UK


£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Additional information

Attachment Focused Therapy, Creative Arts and Play Therapy Sessions:

Individual : £60
Family : £85
Group : £85 (maximum 4 clients)

When I work

Monday : 9.00 - 5.00, Tuesday : 9.00 - 5.00, Wednesday : 9.00 - 5.00, Thursday : 9.00 - 7.00, Friday : 9.00 - 4.00,

True2you Therapy, Unit 1, 62 Valley Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1AB

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)

Key details

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Joanna Godding
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