Ethical Principles

Qualifications

Professional Standards Authority

I work under the Ethical Principles of Play Therapy UK (PTUK) which fall under the following headings:

  • Fidelity: honouring the trust placed in the practitioner

  • Autonomy: respect for the client's right to be self-governing

  • Beneficence: a commitment to promoting the client's well-being

  • Non-maleficence: a commitment to avoiding harm to the client

  • Justice: the fair and impartial treatment to all clients and the provision of adequate services.

  • Self-respect: fostering the practitioner's self-knowledge and care for self

I work with an Integrative Holistic model of Play Therapy. It integrates the therapeutic use of a wide range of creative arts media to work with both unconscious as well as conscious processes using non-directive and directive approaches.

As a Creative Counsellor I also work with older children and teenagers using creative media alongside taking therapy.

I graduated from Nottingham University with a Psychology Degree (Hons). I first worked in the marketing industry before training as a primary school teacher. I later re-trained as a Play Therapist with APAC (in partnership with Leeds Beckett University), first completing the Certificate in Therapeutic Play (Distinction) and then moving onto the Diploma in Play Therapy (Distinction).

I have also completed training as a Creative Counsellor for children and young people with PTUK.

Certified Play Therapist

Certified Counsellor for children and young people. 

I am a Registrant on the Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists www.playtherapyregister.org.uk  managed by PTUK and accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. 

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