"My 7-year-old was struggling to control his emotions, which was having an impact on our whole family and was very concerning. After completing 12 sessions of play therapy his behavior has completely transformed and he is able to express his emotions in a healthy way"
Parent of child @ Treetop Therapy Centre.
Do you struggle with your child’s behaviour at home or at school?
We can help with Play Therapy. What is Play Therapy?
Play Therapy works to alleviate children’s behaviour and emotional difficulties through play. Play therapy gives children the opportunity to express and process emotions that they may not be able to express in other ways. Using children’s natural inclination to play, children can express their inner life and articulate concerns. ‘The Play Therapy Toolkit’ includes; sand tray therapy using symbols, puppets and art materials.
Who can benefit? Any child (aged 4-10) who may be struggling with emotional or behavioral needs at home or school.
What does it involve? Sessions are 1-1 once a week for 45 minutes and may last for 12 to 24 weeks. A rating scale and a referral form are completed prior to therapy. This is reviewed after 6 weeks and again after 12 to 15 weeks.
I am a Primary Teacher with 18 years experience of working in both mainstream and special educational needs schools. I have taught in both London and Singapore, and in a number of International Schools. I have experience of working with children with learning differences such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia and attention and processing difficulties. Whilst continuing to teach part time, I am enjoying using play therapy to address children’s social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. I am currently completing 100 hours of therapy to qualify as a play therapist (Post graduate Certificate in Play Therapy PTUK). I have regular supervision with a clinical psychologist.
Qualifications: Certificate in Sandplay Therapy & Symbol work with children, adolescents and adults, Post Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy (PTUK), Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Early Years focus. Psychology BSc (HONS) ,Certificate of Educational Psychology, Certificate of Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties, Diploma in Learning Disorders Management and Psychology.
Over the last 20 years my work has focused on people related roles, especially working with those who have least, in addition to those who have the most. With the One Singapore campaign I worked with the less privileged while also supporting global CEO's in the areas of HR, human psychology, strategic thinking and planning. My main strength is that I have considerable ability to strengthen the link between peoples challenges and the outcomes they seek. I have the skill and capacity to motivate all I come into contact with, whether that be a five year old child or a fifty year old over-achiever. I have a deep passion for working with children in a collaborative, transparent and inclusive manner, to build secure, positive relationships with my clients. I am currently completing 100 hours of therapy to qualify as a play therapist (Post Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy PTUK). To support my work with people I attend regular supervision with a clinical psychologist. Qualifications: Certificate in Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work with children, adolescents and adults, Post Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy (PTUK). A.A. (Hons.), CIPD certified, SHRM-Certified Practitioner