Woodlark Play and Creative Arts Therapy

Helping children who have experienced trauma, adverse childhood experiences, or who display emotional and/or behavioural difficulties.  Working alongside schools and parents to improve children's mental health through play based therapy.  

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Play is the language of children and as such is an effective, proven way for children to process experiences and emotions. A Play Therapist can facilitate free expression and emotional flow in a safe and secure environment.  Children can explore their feelings and make sense of life experiences without being re-traumatised.  Play Therapists aim to meet the child where they are and accompany them on their journey to better self regulation and improved self esteem. 

I work in a holistic, integrated, child-centred way, with awareness of developmental trauma and experience of working with children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences.  Children I work with may have low self-esteem, have difficulty self-regulating, have various conduct issues and emotional difficulties.  Some of the children I work with may not be able to focus and learning may be difficult for them.   I offer a minimum of 12 sessions, or more long term therapy as required.  I am a Certified Play Therapist (PTUK) and regulated by the Professional Standards Authority. I am based in Stroud and I work in Gloucestershire and surrounding areas. 

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Please get in touch for more information or to discuss a referral.  You can use the contact form, call 07443606699 or email info@woodlarkplaytherapy.co.uk .  

50% of Mental Health problems established by age 14.  (Centre for Mental Health, 2018)

1 in 10 children aged 5 - 15 has a diagnosable Mental Health condition.  

(Mental Health Foundation, 2018)

40% of children have an insecure attachment style. (Sutton Trust, 2014)