Play Therapy Counselling in Farnborough

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Photo of Emily Gomes, Counsellor in Farnborough, England
Emily Gomes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
As children/adolescents do not usually talk openly about their difficulties, they will often communicate their feelings and thoughts through play , the arts and verbal communication to explore how they feel and think.
I am an experienced and fully qualified therapeutic counsellor for children and adolescents aged 4-19 years old, and provide counselling in a confidential, non judgemental and safe setting. My therapy room is based in Farnborough and I am able to offer support and relief from the overwhelming and anxious feelings that can leave a child or adolescent feeling vulnerable. I have found that through the therapy process, children and young people can develop their communication skills and confidence levels, as well as learning how to cope with difficult feelings.
01689 666184
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Farnborough GU14
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Bright Minds Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I’m Kate and welcome to my page. I am a qualified therapist with experience in all areas of counselling. I run a successful private practice from Farnborough, and my counselling area is a peaceful, confidential and safe space to express and explore what may be troubling you. By working together, you will enable growth, and a clear view for a brighter future. I work with Individuals and Couples and have the recognized qualifications to work in both areas of Psychotherapy.
01252 942446
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Farnborough GU14
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Imogen Gabrielle Ellis-Jones
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Couples Counselling will help you to understand your emotions and discover a new intimacy. I talk to couples every day who are wanting more from their relationships. Some want to renew a long gone passion and others are just fighting to stay together - the answer is often found by looking at new ways to communicate with each other rather than fixing a disagreement. There will be reasons for your behaviour that make sense and I will help you to uncover these throughout our sessions together. You may have an ‘arguing style’ and by looking more deeply, at your inner hurt and anger, we will be able to discover what is really going on.
01252 560748
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Farnborough GU14
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Heather Niven
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Verified
You may feel as if you are grappling with confusion and dissatisfaction; feel stuck, lost or unsure what to do. Counselling could help you as it will allow you make sense of what is happening and find hope beyond your current situation. It will give you permission to make effective decisions and choices. It is an activity in which you choose to engage; therefore, you should not feel forced or pressurised into attending.
01344 951090
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Farnborough GU14
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Stuart Ralph
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work with clients from 4 years up to 25. I see a wide range of challenges including OCD, anxiety, depression, grief, school refusal, identity, mood, and peer problems. I have a special interest in OCD, having run a podcast for the last 7 years (5m downloads), and received the International OCD Foundation hero award in 2018. Childhood, adolescence and young adulthood can come with many challenges and difficulties, I offer a safe, empathic and compassionate approach to my clients, while providing evidence based solutions to their problems. I work as part of the team at Carlton Psychology in Farnham.
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Farnborough GU14
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Janine Bloomfield
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
I support Children and Young People with counselling through face to face conversations, therapeutic exploration and / or play . This enables a child or young person to express, explore and make sense of events and experiences that are hard to verbalise or articulate. It is a non-directive and client-centred approach to therapy that allows the client the opportunity to play out, talk about and work through feelings and emotions within a safe and therapeutic environment.
0118 230 9376
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Office is near:
Bracknell RG42
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Deborah Quinn
Counsellor, PTUK
Verified
Verified
I am a Certified Play and Creative Arts Therapist and I am listed on the PTUK register (accredited by the Professionals Standards Authority). The Play and Creative therapy I offer supports children and young people with a range of conditions such as: trauma, abuse, attachment difficulties, bereavement and loss, parental seperation/divorce, anxiety, low self esteem, low mood, phobias, social communication difficulties, identity issues, emotional regulation, compulsive behaviours and illness. I welcome any child or young person who requires support, whatever their difficulties or needs.
0118 230 0235
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Reading RG2
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ResilientKidz child psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified
Verified
I typically offer play therapy for children, talking therapy for teenagers, anxiety management, attachment therapy and systemic work with parents and families.
As a specialist mental health therapist I work with a range of difficulties that trouble children, such as anxiety, stress, low mood, fears, grief, school problems, low self esteem/confidence. Therapy offers children a space to make sense of their thoughts/feelings, work through their worries and find healthier ways to express themselves and manage the difficulties they experience at school and home. I help children to build their emotional resilience, a positive mindset and develop ways to help them feel calm, content and confident to cope with stress and life worries.
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Woking GU21
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Claire Jones Reg (Accred) Emdr Practitioner
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
As an experienced integrative, clinical psychotherapist & EMDR practitioner, my work supports adult & child clients, from a diverse range of ethnic, social & cultural backgrounds. Valuing the relationship, my friendly approach is based on trust, where working collaboratively, will enable you to come to terms with issues you are experiencing, allowing for a better understanding. Working together at your pace, I will help you clarify your thoughts & feelings (for children I use creative play ), enabling you to move confidently forward, away from unwanted patterns of behaviour, to find new ways of thinking & living a fulfilling life.
01753 944402
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Bracknell RG12
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Inclusion Psychologists Limited
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified
Verified
We are Black Psychologists, Diversity & Inclusion Consultants offering assessments, therapy & coaching services. We are a multidisciplinary team offering counselling, neurodiversity counselling & family therapy. We work with clients from backgrounds, from all over the world & those seeking therapy responsive to their ethnic and cultural needs. We are antiracism experts providing training and assessments in EDI using our Six Stages Conceptual Framework on challenging discriminations & Racism. Providing bespoke training in the areas of diversity and inclusion including special educational needs. Expert witness and negligence claims.
07401 284697
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Guildford GU2
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Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified
Verified
Questa offers a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. We are specialists in autism assessment/diagnosis. We provide therapy and parenting support for associated emotional and behavioural problems. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we cant, then we’ll do our best to offer advise and signposting.
023 9431 1724
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Woking GU21
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TLC Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I spent 15 years working as a Relate Counsellor, alongside this I have built up a successful Practice Practice working with couples, individuals, children and young people, supporting them in improving their emotional and mental well-being. I offer a bespoke ‘wrap-around’ approach setting activities between each session, which allows on-going personal growth and development. By supporting you to explore difficulties, my aim is to facilitate you to have a deeper awareness of your core triggers and understanding of your patterns of behaviours, leading to lasting change.
01256 679807
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Office is near:
Hook RG29
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Jeni Gill
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
Hello I’m Jeni. As an experienced Dramatherapist I have found that when things are too hard to talk about initially, creativity can help us to express and process and then release what no longer serves us. My private practice allows me to work online with adults, and young people, and in a Primary school with a specialist speech and language unit. I have also worked in numerous Secondary schools. I have experience in working with anxiety, low self esteem, pre and post bereavement, fostering and adoption (life story work) neurodiversity and survivors of sexual assault
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Guildford GU1
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Petronela Antemia
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a qualified counsellor happy to explore with you any difficulties, concerns, struggle or anxiety you may be experiencing in your life. My formal training is in Humanistic Counselling based on Person-Centred approach. The humanistic approach provides you with an opportunity to explore your self-development, so you have a deeper understanding of who you are and what are are feeling, resulting in improved self-awareness. My person-centred approach means that I strive to build a collaborative and trusting relationship which will allow you to focus on what is important to you because you are the expert of your life.
01252 968022
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Fleet GU51
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Carolyn de Ferrars
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
We all go through difficult times in life and struggle with issues that cause us anxiety and distress. I proved professional counselling to help you or your child to explore the areas in your life you may want to change. I work with adults, teenagers and children age 10 plus. Due to the current Covid situation I am working mainly online but do have a number of face to face slots. I work from my garden office. I have recently extended my hours to include a number of online day time slots. I offer a 30 minute taster session for you to meet me and decide if you could work with me.
01483 968111
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Office is near:
Godalming GU7
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Kirsty Elliott-Walker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life can be tricky and struggling to keep your head above water can enhance overwhelming feelings. Perhaps it may lead you down a path of isolation, loneliness and the possibility of embarrassment that may prevent you from reaching out to family and friends. Finding a counsellor can be daunting and I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is key for therapeutic change. I encourage my clients to safely explore any issues bought into therapy in an attempt to gain a greater understanding, begin to heal and grow within an environment that is non-judgemental. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.
01344 949962
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Bracknell RG12
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Jo Evans
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello and thank-you for viewing my profile. Are you feeling anxious, sad, depressed or frustrated with life? Are you struggling with marital difficulties, relational conflicts or stresses at work? Are you looking for a trusting person to talk about your troubles? I am here to listen, to journey with you through your difficulties; by offering a safe, trusting and confidential space to share your thoughts and feelings; to help you understand your difficulties, how to cope and manage life better.
01256 632498
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Woking GU21
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Julie Easterbrook Counselling MBACP (Accred)
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
By combining my therapeutic models, I am able to provide a unique approach for each client which will help you to gain insight into your issue, enabling you to bring about change. The therapy lies in the realationship between the client and counsellor, where trust and respect is developed and at the centre of each session, and is integral in the way I work. I have experience working with adults and young people, helping with a wide range of issues. Therapy offered can be either short or long term at flexible times during the day and evening depending on the needs/requirements for each client.
01344 231642
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Crowthorne RG45
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Julia Haygreen
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Verified
At times when you may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, alone and finding life difficult, counselling can be helpful. I am here to support you. At times of difficulty, crisis, heightened anxiety and isolation, when something in life changes, when you feel isolated or withdrawn and don't know how to get back on track, I am here to help. I will offer support, clarity, gentle guidance and an impartial ear to listen as you work towards gradually feeling more connected with yourself and others. Within this safe and supportive relationship, we work together to create positive change in your life. I work with adults 18+. Insurance accepted.
01483 930133
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Godalming GU7
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Marzena Steels
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Whatever you are feeling now, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Life can be tricky sometimes and you may think that people can't understand you because of what you are going through. Sometimes you need someone to listen to you, to help you to understand what is actually happening. I can help you to walk through this journey, to find a way to a safe place which respects your values and beliefs. You can talk about any issues that bother you and explore your emotions without judgment. I have 19 years of training and experience in a broad range of topics in psychotherapy counselling and educational therapy.
01252 986481
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Guildford GU2
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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.