I am trained in play therapy by Place2Be, where I worked one day a week for 18 months and attended numerous training sessions and workshops learning how to communicate with children through play and creative work.
Place2Be is a charitable organisation who place professional counsellors in primary / comprehensive schools in deprived areas.
Children who use Place2Be's services are more likely to be from disadvantaged backgrounds, and to have special educational needs and pre-existing emotional and behavioural difficulties.
I treat children in exactly the same manner as my adult clients with regard to confidentiality. It is, therefore, not possible to offer reports to parents of child clients. Parents will make their own judgements, hopefully in conjunction with their child, as to whether therapy is helpful.
In my experiece the children I have worked with have grown in confidence and emotional wellbeing. This has been substantiated by a marking system, completed prior to and following, their time with me; completed by their teachers, their parents and the children themselves. Please visit https://www.place2be.org.uk/impact-evidence.aspx
for more information regarding this. The difference in some cases was quite remarkable. I have since worked with children privately with equally positive results. If possible I will endeavour to provide you with a child / parent testimonial.
If you wish to talk about specific issues or the way in which I work with children then please feel free to ask. Hopefully I will be able put your mind at rest and reassure you that your child will be in safe, caring hands.