About Me

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

Contact Me

Please get in touch with me at The Haven Play Therapy if you are interested in finding out more.

Email: thehavenplaytherapy@gmail.com