Zoë Beaudro, BA Hons, PG Dip
My name is Zoë and I set up Woodlark Play and Creative Arts Therapy in 2018. I am a Certified Play and Creative Arts Therapist based in Stroud. I offer therapy to children and young people in and around Gloucestershire.
I am a registered member of PTUK (Play Therapy UK) which is regulated by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). I receive regular Clinical Supervision and I adhere to PTUK’s ethical principles and clinical governance.
I am registered on the Theraplay® Practicum and am working towards certification as a Theraplay® Therapist. This is a very specific directive form of therapy addressing the attachment relationship between parent/carer and child.
I am also a Level III Forest School Leader and sometimes I will work outside with children in play therapy.
I became a Play Therapist as I was concerned about the rise in mental health issues in children and young people and didn't think their needs were best met by short term interventions and solely talking therapies. I began to read more about brain development, attachment, trauma informed approaches, and psychotherapy and discovered play therapy. I continue to develop my practice and benefit from ongoing professional training and supervision. I have experience working with children who have experienced trauma, abuse, witnessed domestic violence, 'Looked After Children', children who have had experience of anxiety, sleep problems, parental separation, oppositional defiance disorder, ADHD, ASD.