CERTIFIED PLAY THERAPIST
TONBRIDGE WEST KENT
PLAY THERAPY PROVIDES A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN TO WORK THROUGH WHAT IS TROUBLING THEM.
PLAY THERAPY SESSIONS
Standard sessions for both individual children and groups, 40 minutes each week in school, currently using individual toolkits for each client. Play Therapy is effective for children with a wide range of behavioural or emotional difficulties, I liaise closely with parents whenever possible and report back regularly to the school. I am happy to wear a visor or mask during sessions.
OUTDOOR PLAY THERAPY SESSIONS
Covid-19 friendly intervention. Weather permitting, these take place on the school field or playground using a small tent for the child to take some shelter. For individual children and small groups.
VIDEO CALL SESSIONS
These were introduced during school closures to support children and their families. Although a new concept, these proved to be invaluable, maintaining contact with children in need of support and vulnerable families. These sessions take a more directive format as I provide each child with individual craft kits and materials, designed to aid communication. I have continued to maintain this method of contact with children absent from school.
BABY BONDING PRACTITIONER
A six week course for carers and babies, designed to strengthen the parent-child attachment relationship. This is an early intervention which can be delivered to groups or individuals, from 28+ weeks of pregnancy. Simple, gentle and playful activities to help build a strong relationship with your little one. Learn about how babies develop and how you play the most important part of all!
I offer two parenting courses, these are both gentle, supportive and interactive courses which give parents the skills to improve their attachment relationship, resulting in a happier home. Both courses can also be offered remotely to groups of five parents, if required, to allow for social distancing.
- Parent-Child Attachment
- Baby Bonding