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BAPT registered Play Therapist & Clinical Supervisor

Supervision details

Experience I have worked as a play therapy supervisor since 2002, training more recently in creative supervision techniques through BAPT.  I currently supervise students from the Queen Margaret University MSc in play therapy in addition to qualified play therapists.  In 2011 I set up a play therapy charity along with 3 other play therapists.  I co-managed this charity for 10 years and it continues to grow and thrive in Midlothian.  Managing this charity offered me insight into the organisational needs and challenges of workplaces which informs the way I understand and contextualise the work of play therapists in organisations. Way of working I hope to offer a safe space in which you can take time to explore your work without judgement, think about relevant theories that will help make sense of what you are observing in the child or yourself and find your best therapist self!  For student play therapists, I am experienced in supporting both the BAPT and PTUK courses and would aim to help you develop your skills and meet your course requirements.

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Cockenzie House & Gardens, 22A Edinburgh Road, Cockenzie, Prestonpans, East Lothian, EH32 0HY

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Type of session

In person

I am able to offer clinical supervisor for student & qualified play therapists and offer support to professionals working with distressed children.