Play Therapy

I offer play therapy to schools and organizations and mentoring to staff in understanding and managing challenging behaviour.

Play therapy offers children a safe and confidential space in which they can be themselves and have the emotional support to express their feelings freely.

“Remember: everyone in the classroom has a story that leads to misbehaviour or defiance. 9 times out of 10, the story behind the misbehaviour won’t make you angry. It will break your heart.” ~ Annette Breaux

What I can offer to your school/organization:

  • I can work with individual children or small groups

  • I offer regular verbal updates to staff and parents and a written end of therapy report

  • I can support staff through regular formal or informal guidance in managing behaviour, understanding child development and supporting social and emotional wellbeing

  • I provide my full play therapy tool kit, which includes sand trays, numerous miniatures, art materials, puppets, musical instruments, books and various other items

  • I will work with the ethos and values of your school/organization and observe the Safeguarding, Health and Safety and other policies set by you

  • I am a registered member of BACP and attend regular clinical supervision

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On average 8 out of 10 parents who take part in a Family Links course report significant improvements in their children’s behaviour and family life. Research shows improvements in parental mental health, and increased self-efficacy in emotion and affection, empathy and understanding, and discipline and boundary setting.

The Nurturing Programme

The Nurturing Programme is a parenting programme delivered by Family Links. As a facilitator of the Nurturing Programme I deliver it to schools and organizations.

About Family Links: Family Links is a national charity in UK dedicated to empowering children, parents, families, schools and workplaces to be emotionally healthy. Their vision is a world where adults and children live flourishing lives supported in their emotional health at home, at school and at work. They deliver innovative, high quality training through the Nurturing Programme to health and social care services, third sector organizations, schools and universities and workplaces in UK.

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The Baby Bonding Programme

I offer the Baby Bonding Programme on small groups to organizations. The programme can be delivered over 6 sessions or on rolling basis. The Baby Bonding Programme has been developed by Debi Maskell-Graham, Director of Big Toes Little Toes.

Big Toes Little Toes  has been an accredited training provider in UK  for over a decade for practitioners who wish to deliver evidence-based attachment programmes with parents, carers and children from pregnancy to adolescence. All of their programmes are built on the very latest validated research findings and can be used by a wide range of practitioners for one-to-one, group and home visiting work. Big Toes Little Toes is under the umbrella of Clear Sky Children’s Charity.

Clear Sky is a UK based charity. They are leaders in providing Play & Creative Arts Therapy in schools in UK. They use a holistic approach working with parents, teachers and other childcare practitioners; whilst keeping the child and play at the heart of everything they do.

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