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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.  


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. 

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

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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)

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