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.