Play Therapy Counselling in Cirencester

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Photo of Helen Fenton: Face-to-Face & Online Counselling, Counsellor in Cirencester, England
Helen Fenton: Face-to-Face & Online Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
You may be finding it difficult to cope, and feel alone? You may be struggling after a trauma or bereavement, separation, or with ill-health? Or maybe feel that your life is stuck, or lacking purpose? At times like these, counselling offers a space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, with someone who will strive to understand without judgement, & help you make sense of your feelings, find clarity, or make decisions. I offer all my clients Empathy, Congruence, and Unconditional Positive Regard. I also offer play , sand-tray, art and creative therapies to my younger clients. Home visits are available for those with restrict
01666 336813
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Cirencester GL7
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Sue Bearder
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for an experienced counsellor for yourself, a child or young person? If so I can offer a supportive space in central Cirencester or Stroud to work through issues that are keeping you stuck and help you to move forward.
01453 708203
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Cirencester GL7
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Joanne Harris
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
After fostering for some 11 years, I subsequently began training and provided counselling within my local mainstream College, in addition to a Special Educational Needs School, working alongside Young people with Complex needs such as Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) and Autism. I am privileged to have gained a great insight into the challenging issues that affect the lives of families today, either from the young person’s perspective or parent/carer. I have grown confident supporting both Adults and Young People navigate the difficulties that too often we face alone.
01793 540626
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Cirencester GL7
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Fran Dundee
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Are your thoughts, feelings or circumstances distressing you? Are they affecting your relationships, sleep or ability to function and enjoy everyday life? Life can often be unpredictable and challenging. Sadness, fatigue and a sense of something missing can be draining and overwhelming. How can counselling help? Counselling offers a safe space to share your thoughts, feelings and circumstances. I listen deeply and you will feel heard. We can explore what you want to achieve from having counselling. Working out together how you can find balance and happiness. I work with your goals and what you want to achieve in your sessions.
01793 953040
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Blunsdon SN26
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Anne Oyston
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
There are no "ideal" clients - there are only people and people have throughts and feelings that can sometimes be too much to handle by themselves. At these times I believe that reaching out and speaking to someone who is trained to listen and not judge, someone who is empathetic and wants to help, can be the catalyst for change in a person's life. You might be a person who has struggled to be understood, who needs to process your thoughts and feelings with a trained and experienced counsellor in order to move past this period of confusion and distress.
01793 540283
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Swindon SN25
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Online Therapists

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Dr Didem Altay
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Areas of expertise include early childhood trauma, traumatic stress, anxiety, adult counselling/therapy, play therapy , child/teen counselling, family counselling and child-parent relationship.
Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or helpless? Do you feel lost or not sure know how to cope with life’s difficulties and negative feelings? I can support you and/or your children, and family to get better and grow.
020 3962 0475
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London W2
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Rebecca Earlby
MSc
Verified
Verified
I work both directly with children offering play and creative arts therapy as well as working closely with parents and carers supporting emotional wellbeing at home through strategies to manage those tricky times.
I work with children and young people from age 4 to 16 who have had a range of experiences including; anxiety, low mood, social communication difficulties, learning needs, bereavement, parental alcohol and drug misuse, contact concerns, parental separation, domestic violence, homelessness and mental health difficulties amongst others. I strive to support both carers and children alike in the work that I do. I have completed over 600 hours of therapeutic support and have experience of court work.
01737 931051
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Epsom KT19
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Kerry Mattock
Psychotherapist, PTUK
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Working with children 4+ - young people, using a therapeutic play approach, which is child led, therapist supported and strategy focused, to improve clients awareness of their issues, difficulties, actions, thoughts and emotions.
Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. I am a PTUK registered play therapist, specialising in offering creative therapy for children and young people. I am experienced in working with clients who have experienced trauma, loss, separation anxiety, low or conflicted self esteem, challenging behaviours, social and peer difficulties, reluctant talkers (mutism), pre/post adoption and attachment disorders. If you’d like to chat about your child’s/families needs please do contact me. NB- CHECK SPAM as reply emails from me can go straight there. For more you can visit my website: www.theconnectedtherapist.co.uk
01832 778353
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Thrapston NN14
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Mihaela Popp
MA
I have a Play &Movement approach when working with children to allow them to express their world.
Welcome to my page! I am passionate to help and guide people to find solutions to their difficulties, to make helpful changes and live a meaningful and joyful life. I work with ADULTS with depression, anxiety, panic attack, burnout, stress, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, domestic abuse, trauma, anger management, transition life. I can help you to create believes to support your recovering and healing process. I work with CHILDREN with autism, ADHD, learning difficulties, emotional/behavioural issues and help them to improve self-esteem, confidence, assertiveness, to increase their attention spam.
01260 541231
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London SW16
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Jade Cammarata
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
As well as talking therapy I can also bring art and play therapy into my practice as I understand that sometimes talking can be hard, it also allows deeper exploration at times.
Are you suffering from Anxiety, Depression? maybe a Bereavement or Relationship issue? With 10 Years experience in many areas I can support you. It's not always easy talking to family or friends, this is where counselling can really help you. Together we can look at whatever it is thats troubling you whether its past or current events, this will enable you to have a clearer understanding, freeing you to live a happier more positive life. I am a qualified and experienced counsellor providing a safe, confidential and non judgmental place for you to talk and explore your inner thoughts and feelings. I use a variety of CBT tools.
01733 942099
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Peterborough PE7
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Faye Starr
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
My approach is child-led using verbal communication, creativity and play to help children express their feelings at their own pace.
I am an experienced and fully qualified integrative counsellor / psychotherapist specifically trained to work with young people of all ages to offer support and relief from overwhelming and confusing feelings that leave them feeling vulnerable. I offer long-term and short-term therapy for all ages from my garden room in Warlingham, Surrey (near Croydon, Caterham and Purley).
07403 936060
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Warlingham CR6
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Freedom2be
Psychotherapist, ACC-AC
Verified
Verified
My degree is in Psychotherapy and I am also CPAB registered and trained as a play therapist.
I am an integrative psychotherapist that works with children and adults. I work intuitively and use whatever theory & practice best suits my clients' needs. I believe that when we are able to make sense of our responses to life, we are then able to choose and journey towards a healthier happy future. I have been counselling since 2013 and have worked in several schools with parents and children. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression or keep finding yourself in patterns of behaviour that are hindering you from your full potential, I would love to offer some support and explore possibilities.
07480 736566
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London E4
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Letitia Jeffers
MA
My creative expressive tools give the opportunity for clients to use play , stories, character work, metaphors, writing and sensory play in order to explore and express themselves.
No matter what you wish to explore I offer an open and confidential service that provides my clients with the utmost safety, professionalism and care. As I work from a creative expressive model I use creative techniques to allow my clients to be distanced from experiences or memories they may find difficulty accessing but know they want to explore. My goal is to help you achieve your goals, this is your therapy I am the facilitator who will offer you a safe space, guidance and support.
0116 478 2909
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Leicester LE1
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Kim Lewin
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I can offer talking sessions, art and play based sessions and also use Polyagal theory and somatic experiencing techniques.
The path to healing and self knowledge can be hard. The therapeutic relationship offers a safe space to reflect on life experiences, change negative patterns and work through trauma. I am a fully qualified person centred and experiential psychotherapist , trained to MSc level and BACP registered, also holding a degree in Creative, Expressive therapies. I offer a supportive and confidential environment, where we can work together through any experiences and thought processes that you choose to bring to session. Together we will work towards self understanding and personal growth.
0115 647 7340
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Nottingham NG1
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Glendene Care Uk Child and Family Wellbeing Centre
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We are experienced in using trauma focused CBT, Play therapy and attachment based interventions.
We are a team of qualified children and young people's therapists. We have 25 years experience of counselling children, young people and families, having worked in a variety of settings including schools, colleges and for the NSPCC all delivering therapeutic work. We are qualified practitioners in delivering DDP and VIG which are two attachment based therapeutic interventions used to strengthen and improve relationships between children and their primary carers. We are experienced in working with children and young people aged from 4 years to 30 years old. We use a range of age appropriate therapeutic interventions.
01234 608775
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Bedford MK44
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Priya Vigneswaran
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Priya excels in helping children and young people recover from issues of anxiety, depression, bullying, loneliness and stress. Priya has specialist training in: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy , Family Therapy and Child Psychotherapy.
01689 661247
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Bromley BR1
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Nardine Khalil
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
I use art and play with children, and body movement and talking with adults.
I set up my practice to reach out to individuals who struggle to feel at home within themselves, or in their communities. I specialise in working with individuals who struggle with identity issues due to factors of race, religion, politics, culture or language; individuals who feel like they don’t belong, and individuals who have complicated relationships with their bodies. I offer therapy in Arabic and English, and also therapy with children and adolescents.
020 3974 2190
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London N1
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Waitlist for new clients
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Sophie Elliot
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I use a variety of supportive techniques that can include both play and creative therapy, alongside traditional counselling.
Please see website for availability. I am passionate about mental health and the impact that it has on children and young people. Social anxiety, isolation, low mood, difficult emotions and feeling different are but some of the challenges that can impact our loved ones.
01235 639374
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Abingdon OX14
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Sibel Bora
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
I mainly use schema therapy, psychodynamic therapy, solution-focused therapy, short emergency intensive psychotherapy, and child-centered play therapy schools in my psychotherapy studies.
Are you dealing with trauma, bereavement, addiction, depression, anxiety or major life changes? Sometimes it may be necessary to seek help from an expert to cope with life's difficulties. As a specialist psychologist in London serving people in many parts of the world through face-to-face and online therapy, I am here to support you on your path to recovery and self-discovery. My goal is for my clients to be satisfied with themselves, increase their psychological well-being and not be harmed. For this purpose, with the awareness that every person is unique, I try to do my job without leaving scientific, ethical and human values.
020 3835 3558
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London SW11
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Tanya Ayala Gordon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Tanya, I work with children aged 4 - 18 and their parents. I use arts and play as a vehicle for change. As a mother of 3, I understand first hand how challenging being a parent can be. I like to work with children and their families so their relationships can flourish. "We wouldn’t be where we are now if it wasn’t for you. You lit up my life and brought back my smile (Age 14)" "Thank you for all the support you have given us all. Thank you seems so insignificant compared to what you have done, but it is felt from the bottom of our hearts. — Parent".
07445 391312
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Barnet EN5
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Play Therapy Counsellors

Who is play therapy for?

Play therapy is generally targeted to children between the ages of 3 and 11 who have social, emotional, or behavioural difficulties. Play therapy has also been found helpful for children who have experienced physical or emotional abuse or witnessed atrocities. Play therapy is also often recommended for children who are undergoing major medical procedures or who are suffering from chronic illness; many children’s hospitals are equipped to offer play therapy on-site. Play therapy is also sometimes used for adults; creative writing, music, and art are expressive forms that can all be adapted for therapeutic purposes.

Why do people need play therapy?

Children often do not have the language skills or words to know or to express what is troubling them. Yet they often spontaneously draw or use playthings to depict scenarios that reflect problems in their everyday life. Play therapy provides children with an array of objects and play situations to act out their feelings or experiences so that therapists can get a clear picture of what children might be struggling with and help them find solutions. In addition, play therapists are skilled at helping children understand their inner experience and find words for them, necessary steps toward helping children learn to control their own behaviour and come up with solutions to problems they encounter.

What happens in play therapy?

A child enters a comfortable playroom where they are free to choose the objects they want to play with. The play therapist will typically observe how they play with the toys—whether a sandbox, puppets, dolls and action figures, trucks, costumes, drawing and painting materials, or more—because such play provides clues to a child’s family and social relationships, difficulties they are encountering in the world, and what going on inside themselves. Sometimes the therapist may ask the child to use the play objects to tell a story about their family. Using the same instruments of play, therapists can help children discover more advantageous ways of thinking and behaving.

What kinds of problems do play therapists treat?

Play therapy can help children who display destructive or self-destructive impulses; children who seem angry, sad, or fearful; children who experience frequent social, emotional, family, or school difficulty. Play therapy is often of value to children who have experienced a loss or distressing family experience, who are regularly exposed to family conflict, or who have been physically or emotionally abused. Play therapy can help children who are perpetrators of bullying as well as those who are targets of bullying. It helps children learn to identify their feelings, to express them in constructive ways, and to regulate them so they can get on with the business of development.

How long does play therapy last?

Play therapy sessions may last for 30 to 45 minutes, and they usually occur weekly for about 20 sessions. Each session is tailored to the individual child and the kinds of problems they are struggling with. Play that is highly repetitive often indicates a problem requiring further exploration. Therapists typically measure progress through session-to-session changes in play behaviour.