Play Therapy Counselling in Huddersfield

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Actualize Wellbeing - Therapy for Schools
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
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Actualize Wellbeing is a non-profit organisation that offers a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space for children and young people to explore their experiences. Our qualified, experienced and professionally registered therapists tailor their approach to meet the needs of their clients, which may be talking therapy or a more creative approach such as clay, play or creative art therapy. Our therapists have experience of supporting clients through a breadth of issues including; eating distress, self-injury, phobias, low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma and depression. We work with children (from the age of 4) & young people.
07449 458740
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Huddersfield HD2
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Jo Gately Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Hi there and thanks for clicking on my profile. Do you find yourself struggling with certain areas of your life, difficult relationships, problematic behaviors, past traumatic experiences? Are these issues holding you back and leaving you feeling confused, anxious and less fulfilled? I work as an Integrative Counsellor to enable clients to take back control of their lives and live a life more rewarding? I work together with you, providing the time and space needed to work on these areas in a non-judgmental, accepting environment. Sometimes we all need another, to walk beside them on their personal journey.
07821 318459
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Huddersfield HD5
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Still Waters Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Sometimes, life hands you a tornado that brings turbulence and instability and sometimes you are faced with issues which are difficult to handle alone and as a result, you need a little help navigating through life trials. When we are faced with tough times, it can be difficult to handle our feelings or locate what we are feeling and why.
01484 627051
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Huddersfield HD4
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Rachel Ambrose
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Hi, I’m Rachel welcome to my profile. I work with individuals across the UK aged 18 and over who are experiencing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relational difficulties, problems relating to confidence and self-esteem. Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed & unable to see a way through; alone with no one to share your difficulties; stressed and 'frazzled' at work; trapped or bored in your current circumstances? Struggling after a bereavement or the end of a relationship? Feeling concerned about worrying or being a burden to loved ones. You may wish to appear stronger than you feel for them.
01484 598911
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Huddersfield HD7
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Stephanie Walker
Counsellor, MBACP
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I specialize in Bereavement Counselling.Have you had a major loss in your life which you are struggling to deal with? Are you unable to express your emotions and make sense of what has happened? Has this life event impacted on all other areas of your life and you are finding it difficult to function?Counselling can be of great benefit to you if this is the case. It helps you to express yourself and work through your grief and in time helps you to gain a different perspective on your situation and learn to have a healthy response to what has happened in your life.Counselling shines a light on the difficult areas of life.
01484 240346
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Huddersfield HD4
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Victoria Northern
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCS Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I work with adults and young people with various presenting difficulties such as anxiety, OCD, phobias, stress, trauma, depression, anger, loss, low self esteem, self harm, relationship problems and abuse. Counselling is a process people seek when they want changes in their life. It can help us to understand and have better clarity of our thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Let me ask you…Are you feeling stuck? Do you want to feel happier? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you feeling lost or hopeless? Are you battling with your inner critic? Do you want to heal from your past? If so let’s start your journey to discovering a new you.
07864 743069
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Huddersfield HD3
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Mantle Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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At Mantle Psychology we work with you to help you understand your mental health difficulties, develop a picture of why they might be happening, and help you to improve your wellbeing. Having the time and space to explore your difficulties can be very beneficial and we aim to provide you with the most appropriate intervention to meet your needs. We can work with young people, families, adults, and older adults. We treat all mental health problems and we see everyone as an individual with their own unique circumstances and difficulties, and will use the most appropriate psychological therapy based on your goals.
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Huddersfield HD7
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Nadine Naughton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
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Hello I am Nadine, I have 14 years experience as a counsellor for children, young people and adults in Yorkshire. See my profile. I'm near Nostell Priory, junction 30/31 M62 and 38/39 M1. Wakefield & Huddersfield. I qualified in 2009 and I actively work with children, young people, adults, relationship counselling and family therapy. I have 14 years regular counselling experience and 12 years previous experience working with children's mental and emotional health service for Kirklees within Tier 2 and Tier 3 Ask CAMHS/ ChEWS - Northorpe Hall Services known now as Thriving Kirklees. I now only work in my own private practice.
01924 938065
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Huddersfield HD1
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Andrea Smith
Verified
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I am a Play therapist who works primarily with children aged 4 to 12. Children often show their need for help through their behaviour. They may be struggling to form friends, getting into trouble at school, falling behind in their learning etc. There are many reasons a child may benefit from therapy. These may include abuse, domestic violence, loss of a loved one (including a pet), bullying, divorce, illness. You may not even know why the child is struggling, just that they are. By the end of therapy I hope that the child will feel happier in themselves and will have developed more resiliance to be able to manage future events.
01422 400520
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Halifax HX2
Waitlist for new clients
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Sarah Louise Thompson
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Hi my name is Sarah. I work with children and young people. My focus when working with children and young people is to find a way to work with them to help with all of their areas of difficulty, from emotional to school and the variety of difficulties they can experience. I find that children and young people feel most comfortable when they have routine, so the children will always have the same time and day each week, this helps build rapport. I specialise in inclusive therapies which means I can use a variety of techniques which will best support each child individually. From behaviour, emotion, learning, social difficulties,
01422 419568 x204
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Halifax HX3
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Renata Elizabeth Taylor-Byrne
Counsellor
Verified
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Do you need help to re-think or resolve a difficult problem? You may feel lost, because of a difficult life transition, a lack of clarity about your options, or a sense of confusion about the details of your problem. You may have problems with stress and strain in your daily life, and feel overwhelmed and not know how to achieve calm serenity in your life. You may need help to clarify your life goals; or to be clear what your 'real problem' is. Or you may lack energy and mental clarity due to lifestyle problems, such as poor diet, lack of sleep and lack of exercise. I can help to guide you into a better future.
01422 419247
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Halifax HX1
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Not accepting new clients
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Tina Waddington
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
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Everybody who comes to counselling has different aims and outcomes that they want to achieve. Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I believe it can unlock thoughts and emotions and help you to process your experiences, exploring your current difficulties, alongside historic issues and relationships.
01924 977645
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Dewsbury WF13
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Kerry Slater
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have a MA in Psychotherapy and a PG Dipolma and PG Cert in Counselling, I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am an Integrative Therapist which can be confusing lingo in psychological therapies but basically means I adapt my practice to meet the needs of my clients. Counselling isn’t really one size fits all because people are different - and so are their life stories - so working together we can look at interventions that might help.
01274 015567
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Halifax HX2
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Sue (Susan) Walker
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01274 924173
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Halifax HX3

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Zoe Donovan (Play And Creative Arts Therapist)
Psychotherapist, PTUK
Verified
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How does play therapy help? Play therapy helps children express themselves.
Hello, I’m Zoe. I am a play and creative arts therapist based in Peterborough and I see children from 3 to 16. Do you know a child with big emotions? Are these emotions hard to manage? Play therapy can help children process their emotions and make sense of their worlds. I also offer parenting support. I know how hard parenting can be and I’m passionate about offering a holistic service. I am an advocate of therapeutic parenting, playful parenting and attachment play . I like to work with parents to help support the therapeutic process and provide ways to foster co-operation, connection and play .
01733 942001
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Grantham NG33
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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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Sabrina Persiano
Psychotherapist, MA, PTUK
Verified
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I do this through a provision of therapeutic interventions and family support ( play therapy , baby bonding, filial play coaching, DDP), in order to help children improve their emotional well-being and support them to reach their fullest potential.
It's not easy being a parent and it's not easy knowing that your child is going through a tough time. You might have noticed that their behaviour has become really difficult to handle and it is putting a strain on family life. Teachers might have noticed this in the classroom too. Sometimes, you might wonder if this is something you are going to have get used to. It doesn't have to be this way. I can help your child and your family have a well-deserved meaningful life, filled with happier memories.
01270 433151
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Sandbach CW11
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Thriving Young Minds
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
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I'm Adele and I'm the founder of Thriving Young Minds. We are a team of therapists offering specialised support for 4-21 year olds including counselling, play therapy and filial therapy. This means that we can provide the most appropriate support for your needs. Maybe you're experiencing anxiety, panic, low mood, difficulties with friendships or relationships, have low self-esteem, have experienced bereavement, trauma or abuse and you're unsure of how to move forward. We can work with you to achieve your goals in a strengths-focused way, to help you develop the confidence to thrive rather than just survive.
07429 186569
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Bury BL0
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Need2Talk2Someone Counselling Services
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Supporting people with anxiety, anger, relationship issues, frustration, avoidance and more. Are you noticing an inability to delay gratification? Whether that be difficulties with work-life balance, abusing alcohol, cigarettes, or food, not caring what happens or what anyone thinks and pushing 'dealing with it' away! All these traits come into play when stressed as negative coping strategies and making changes might mean digging down to find the source of your thoughts feelings and behaviours with a trained counsellor.
01538 712566
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Leek ST13
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Tracy Fiddler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
For example, talking therapy and/or creative based sessions (art, sand play , play therapy , etc).
Thank you for viewing my profile. This may be your first step in seeking counselling and the beginning of getting you on the road to better mental health. At times, it can help to talk to someone other than family or friends. You may wish to talk about and explore what is troubling you, such as anxiety, depression, anger, gender, low self-esteem, relationships, work/school, bereavement and loss, or other things that are causing you difficulties.
01302 430921
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Doncaster DN2
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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.