I am an Accredited Play and Creative Arts Therapist with additional training in attachment and trauma.  Having spent several years working as a primary school teacher, and as a telephone counsellor at NSPCC’s Childline, I have always had a passion to support children’s emotional and behavioural needs.  Play therapy is a very child friendly and effective way of achieving this.  

Working as a school based play therapist, I offer both individual and group work.  I consult regularly with teachers and parents and can provide inset training to school staff.  In addition, I am able to work directly with parents as a Licenced Practioner in Parent-Child Attachment play and also offer Life Story work for children who are in foster care or who have been adopted. 

I have a postgraduate diploma in Play Therapy (from Leeds Beckett University and PTUK) and am Level Two trained in DDP (Dyadic Developmental Practice: Psychotherapy and Parenting). I hold an enhanced DBS, have personal liability insurance and receive regular clinical supervision.   I have up to date training in Safeguarding and Child Protection and I am listed on the Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

To find out more about any of the services I offer, to discuss fees and availability, or if you have any other queries, please do get in touch.

Jessica

May 2018