I am a Child Centred Play & Filial Therapist, with a keen interest in early childhood development. Before training as a therapist I have worked for many years with children and families in education and nursery settings, which is where my passion for understanding family dynamics and relationships began.
My training has encouraged me to become a reflective person, to be able to take a step back and to see the bigger picture. I hold strong beliefs that working holistically is key to facilitating change and to offering an alternative view on our behaviour and relationships.
As a Play Therapist, and my roots of training in early years, I have always been interested in children’s play development. Sometimes finding words to explain our behaviour can be challenging, but playing things out allows us to be authentic and provides us a language without words. Play and Filial Therapy uses a toolkit of creative activities to facilitate play and allows the child to work through difficulties in a way that comes naturally to them.
I work with IntraQuest as an associate therapist, as well as in an employed role as a school based therapist.