“By acting out through play a frightening or traumatic experience or situation symbolically, and perhaps changing or reversing the outcome in the play activity, children move toward an inner resolution, and then they are better able to cope with or adjust to problems.”
Landreth & Bratton, 2001
- BEd – College of Primary Education, Qualified Teacher Status
- MEd, MA in Education, from Framingham State University, Massachusetts, USA
- Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play awarded by PTI International Society For Play and Creative Arts Therapies
- Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy, awarded by PTI International Society For Play and Creative Arts Therapies, accredited by Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
- Post Qualifying Certificate in Filial Play Coaching and Mentoring, awarded by PTUK – The United Kingdom Society for Play and Creative Arts Therapies, quality assured by Canterbury Christ Church University.
I have over twenty years experience working educationally and therapeutically with children age 3 – 14. My teaching career is rooted in a child centred, holistic approach to learning. Emotional well-being of children requires nurturing, caring and creative adults who are sensitive to children’s needs.
I am passionate about my therapeutic work with children. Play Therapy offers a fantastic opportunity for children to release their natural potential. I have seen the progress children can make if they are given the right environment to just be themselves.
As an experienced Teacher and Therapist I look forward to meeting you and helping your child find a happy and secure future.
- Membership: PTI, PTUK
- Ethical Framework, Conduct of Practice, Clinical Governance: PTI, PTUK
- Available on play therapists register for PTI/PTUK members at: http://www.playtherapyregister.org.uk
As a qualified Play Therapist I am vetted and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This is a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament.
The Professional Standards Authority’s Accredited Voluntary Registers scheme exists to provide assurance that accredited registers are well run and achieve its high standards in the following areas: governance, setting standards for registrants, education and training, managing the register, complaints and information. Accredited registers require their registrants to meet standards of personal behaviour, technical competence and, where applicable, business practice.