Sarah Watson

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2
07989 355938 07989 355938

About me

Play and Creative Arts Therapy is a non-directive approach to provide children as well as Young teenagers with a non-judgmental, confidential, therapeutic space in which to explore their often-unconscious feelings and emotions.

Time to blossom play and Creative Arts therapy is an opportunity for children to have their own space to discover and deal with their feelings and emotions and learn more about themselves. It is a place to realise that as trees changing is part of life, that they also have the potential to change. With this realisation Play Therapy will give them the opportunity to build an inner strength and resilience to cope with life’s challenges as well as to enable them to have an open mind and a hope to reach for who they can and want to be.

I like to develop a trusting relationship with your child as they use the varied resources in the room which help them face some things that are going on in their life as well as gain a different perspective and develop more inner strength and resilience to cope.

Play and Creative Arts therapy can help them to become calmer, less angry and aggressive or less withdrawn and more able to express and talk about their feelings and become more confident in who they are and therefore also develop better ways of relating to others.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Certified Play and Creative Arts Therapist with 5 years experience of working in schools as well as privately. I also have training in Attachment based therapies such as Theraplay and DDP.

I have been a Childrens social worker for over 10 years, specialising in Adoption and overall I have had experience of working with children and young people for over 25 years.

Member organisations


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

Play Therapy UK

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 can offer support to parents who are struggling with coping during the Coronavirus Lockdown. I can also offer online Theraplay based techniques to enhance attachment.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy


I charge £35 per 40 minute session. Payable on the day by cash or in advanced by BACS

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

Please phone me for a free initial phone consultation.

North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access



Types of client

Young people
Sarah Watson

Sarah Watson