WHO I AM
I have over twenty years experiences of working with children in many settings, including hospitals, surgeries, community centres and schools. Working in different roles and settings has helped me to extend my knowledge and experiences in working with children therapeutically. My initial training in nursing has built my interest in psychotherapy and psychiatry. After undertaking my study in counselling and reading Virginia Axline’s book called ‘Dibs: In Search of Self’, I was inspired to take a path into play therapy. I believe, play therapy is a bridge into a child's inner world for a therapist and a non-threatening way for a child to express his/her own negative life experiences and to create coping mechanisms to deal with his/her adverse life circumstances.
I am a member of Play Therapy United Kingdom (PTUK) which is accredited by the Professionals Standard Authority
I adopt PTUK code of Ethics and have regular clinical supervision to ensure that I am working with children safely. I also continue with my professional development by undertaking further trainings.
PG Dip in Play Therapy (With Distinction, PTUK, Leeds Beckett University, UK)
PG Cert in Therapeutic Play Skills (PTUK, Leeds Beckett University, UK)
MA in Therapeutic and Developmental Play (Swansea University, UK)
BA in Counselling and Educational Studies (University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK)
Higher Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK)
''I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.''
-Carl Gustav Jung
PTUK ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
VIOLET PLAY THERAPY CHILD PROTECTION AND PROCEDURES
The full PTUK ethical framework can found through this link:
Violet Play therapy has its own child protection policy, which can be found here.
I hold a DBS check certificate.
I have an indemnity and public liability insurance.
I am registered with ICO (Information Commissioner's Office .