I am a qualified play therapist (MA) and I am accredited by the British Association of Play Therapist (BAPT).
As a qualified primary school teacher (PGCE), my background was in teaching in London and then progressing to Deputy Head of Inclusion and working as a SENCo. I am passionate about inclusion and SEND. I currently work as a play therapist in schools in surrounding Surrey counties and work privately in Surrey.
I have lived and worked in Asia, travelled extensively and I am currently based in Guildford.
I am a parent of a child with complex needs and I have insight, empathy and understanding of the challenges faced within a family, where there is a child or sibling with additional needs.
I studied for my MA in Play Therapy at the University of Roehampton, where I developed a concrete understanding of child development, psychoanalytic and person centred theory and play therapy skills to support children in a one to one environment.
Seeing the child in a holistic way and placed at the centre of any support or decision making is integral to my approach.
My Continued Professional Development includes:
- BAPT Conference March 2018 and March 2019
- Mental Health and The Body: Treating Trauma, Carolyn Spring, November 2019
- Advanced Child Protection for Safeguarding Leads and Specialist Practitioners December 2019