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Bapt Registered Play Therapist (PGDip Play Therapy)

About me

I am a qualified play therapist registered with the British Association of Play Therapists. I provide therapy to children and their families in the East Yorkshire region.  I see children in school settings or I have a therapy space in Beverley or Pocklington.

I have experience in working with children who have experienced trauma or distressing experiences such as separation, loss or bereavement or who are just having a hard time with their emotions. I work closely with carers and parents and have additional training in parent /child therapies where I work with the child and carer together.

Play therapy is a creative therapy allowing children to express themselves through the medium of play and creative activities rather than having to talk about things although talking is allowed too!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Dip Play therapy 2009
  • Theraplay Certification 2016
  • DDP level 1 and 2
  • Filial Therapy training

 I have many years experience in working with children who have experienced trauma and abuse,  significant loss including bereavement and children who are Looked After or Adopted.  

Member organisations


British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT)

The British Association of Play Therapists was founded in 1992 by a group of now respected practitioners who introduced and pioneered Play Therapy within Britain. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association of Play Therapists

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).

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British Association of Play Therapists

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adoption support

Therapies offered


Additional information

Free initial telephone consultaion

Play Therapy £60 per session

Filial therapy and Theraplay packages- price on application 

Further information

I offer mobile appointments often seeing children within school so their day is not disrupted.

I also have limited Saturday and after school appointments available at a therapy venue in Beverley

Driffield, East Riding Of Yorkshire, YO25

114 Holme Church Lane, Beverley, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU17 0PY

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

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