Play Therapy Counselling in London

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Dr Ilan Ben-Zion
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I love to play and watch a variety of sports, and employ many of the skills I help others develop whilst watching my frustrating team, Arsenal, play football.
Hi, I’m Ilan! I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Director of The Oak Tree Practice. I want to tell you a bit more about myself, as I realise selecting a psychologist can be a tough task! I feel very privileged to be able to say I love what I do and always have, ever since I started volunteering for ChildLine in 2007. Following this, I’ve had experience working with a wide variety of clients including children, young people, adults, older adults, military personnel, individuals with learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders and neurological conditions. I have also furthered my studies through the completion of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees. All this aside, one of the most important parts of my work is building relationships with those sitting opposite me. I have always believed that you can have all the training and knowledge in the world, but if the client doesn’t return, none of this can be put into action. Therefore, my first aim is always to provide a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental space where we can work on the clients’ difficulties together.
020 3974 2820 
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London N2
Offers online therapy
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Lara Danielle Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
I utilize a variety of approaches, geared toward the individual, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment, psychodynamic, strength-based, play , and/or expressive arts therapy.
I work with children aged five and older, adolescents, and adults. I am compassionate and warm. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, along with attachment issues, substance use, divorce, aggression, self-esteem, anxiety, and/or difficulty with trust. I have worked at non-profit and for profit organizations, including foster homes, a domestic violence organization, and a national adolescent treatment centre for mental health and substance use. I am skilled at working with children. I approach the therapeutic relationship with genuineness, curiosity, and openness.
01748 900772 
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London SW6
Offers online therapy
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Rebecca Jones
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Tailoring my process to your needs I will work with you to identify and find a way through using Ecotherapy, play , art and of course talking therapy.
If you are suffering with the loss of a loved one and are finding that there is no where to turn to and no one understands the pain which you are going through I can offer the space and time to listen. When we experience loss things can become overwhelming and having someone who will hold the emotions that feel too much for others can be crucial for moving through the process of grief. If you are struggling with parenting and looking for help to find clarity and understanding, I can help you reflect and identify patterns of behaviour within family dynamics that are causing disfunction and look at how to move forward with compassion.
020 4538 8446 
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London N10
Offers online therapy
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Dolores Forcadell
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
I had extensive training on a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Play -therapy and Art based therapy which now forms part of my work with children.
I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor that works with Children and Young People from ages 3-18 As a Psychodynamic Counsellor I believe that unconscious processes guide our ways of relating to each other. At the centre of my practice is the child’s well-being and safety. I aim to create a safe space for children to feel able to be themselves without judgment, what Winnicott refers as the 'facilitating environment’, where the child’s inner world can be explored.
020 8106 4727 
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London E1
Offers online therapy
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Anna D Patel
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
I work with children using play therapy , sandtray, story telling, puppets, metaphors and age appropriate conversation with young adults to understand and enable them to express difficult feelings and experiences.
I am a warm, compassionate psychotherapist with over 12 years of experience supporting children, young adults, parents and families from diverse backgrounds. I understand that it is difficult to take the first step to speak to someone who you've not met especially when feeling depressed, lonely or fearful. My work is centered around in a respectful and in an attuned manner in order to support and help reduce distress and find ways to manage emotional and psychological issues. By creating a caring, nuturing and facilitating environment, my aim is to understand children/y.adults to find their voice and tell their stories.
020 4538 0756 
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London NW4
Offers online therapy
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Heather Page
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Working with children, through metaphor and play therapy , my aim is to enable children to understand and more effectively manage their emotions and behaviour, to find their voice and tell their story.
You may come to therapy to speak about issues that make you angry, afraid or unhappy or that simply don't make sense. Understanding that we are all unique, with our own strengths, qualities and interests, as well as challenges, is hugely important for our well-being. We also know that through having a balanced view of ourselves, we can feel better equipped to cope with difficult emotional and psychological experiences and make positive connections with others. In our sessions, we will have the chance to explore whatever is troubling you to help you identify and confront such issues and feel more confident about yourself.
020 3870 4185 
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London EC1Y
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Dr Didem Altay
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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 W14
Offers online therapy
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Agnieszka Jacewicz
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Over the years, I have work with clients on short-term and long-term arrangements, dealing with depression, anxiety, suicidal crisis, anger, low self-esteem, panic disorders, relationship issues, trauma, questions of spirituality and meaning, such as Who am I?. From my own experience of therapy, insight some times is not enough. Therefore I might ask you to complete certain tasks designed to help you develop more effective skills. This approach often involves homework assignments. I draw on many techniques, including visualisation, dream exploration, drawing, role- play , and the most familiar method: conversation between two people.
01748 902215 
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London W4
Offers online therapy
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Javaneh Pirzadamoli
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
I am a UKCP registered child, adolescent and adult psychotherapist currently offering online sessions via zoom. Psychotherapy provides a safe space for you to explore whatever is troubling you. I believe in making deep and warm connection with my clients and helping them make sense of their unwanted feelings. The goal is to overcome the obstacles that prevent you from thriving and reaching your full potential by processing your feelings. My approach is integrative and my practice is informed by advances in neuroscience, attachment theories and trauma research together with elements of play and art therapy.
020 3988 4300 
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London NW3
Offers online therapy
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Lucia Rossi
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I may draw from attachment theory and play therapy .
I am an Adult, Child and Adolescent Therapeutic Counsellor with over a decade of training in mental health, working with an integrative approach. I hold a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a MSc in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (Psychology). I have trained integratively in the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children. I also hold relevant training in CBT. I am currently completing the UKCP approved MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at Metanoia Insitute and Middlesex University. I am a member of the BPS, a Registered Member of the BACP and hold a DBS check certificate on the Update Service.
020 3974 2437 
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London SW7
Offers online therapy
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Yue Wang
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I use play therapy in my work as that’s the way children make sense of their world.
Hi, You are here. I know this may take you a lot of thinking and courage to come. Life can be challenging, sometimes make us feel out of control. You may feel depressed, anxious, angry or sad; you may find it’s difficult to make sense of things happened on you or others; perhaps you are experiencing a big life change which bring you difficulty to cope with; you may struggle within a relationship or feel lost of meanings. I am here to help, you don’t have to do this all on your own, we can walk together on this journey of clarify, healing and change.
020 3984 8018 
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London N1
Offers online therapy
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Jo Harley
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
As an Arts therapist I work with a particular focus on the persons whole experience; body, mind, and spirit. The expressive arts are a gentle way for you to share your story in alternate ways, sometimes for the first time, expressing your thoughts and feelings using verbal and non-verbal communication. My approach incorporates art forms such as writing, image-making, role- play , and movement, with mindful awareness. By becoming more aware, we start to recognise that we have more choices. This process is a lot less directive than conventional talking therapies, and can offer a refreshing new way of exploring challenging issues.
020 3974 2801 
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London SW11
Offers online therapy
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Georgia Powell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I work as a Child, Adolescent and Adult Counsellor based in East London. As well as my own private practice, I work in schools, offering 1:1 counselling with children from 4 years - 18 years old, and in the domestic abuse sector with victim-survivors of domestic abuse. I am a fully registered BACP member and integrate a variety of different therapeutic modalities, such as psychodynamic , humanistic, art/ play therapy , mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to meet each person’s specific needs.
 
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London E2
Offers online therapy
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Sibel Bora
Psychologist, MA, MBPsS
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
Offers online therapy
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Amy Lyons
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I also play netball every week where I engage in my competitive side! It’s also really important to me to spend time with my friends and loved ones.
Hi! I’m Amy. I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I was very lucky to really enjoy going to university to study psychology. I quickly knew it was the area I wanted to work in and so began my journey in training to be one, completing masters and doctorate degrees along the way! I’ve worked with lots of different people, including children and young people, older adults and people with intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions. I have also worked with include both child and adult eating disorders, OCD, psychosis, stroke rehabilitation and people who have offended who are staying in hospital.
020 3870 2957 
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London N2
Offers online therapy
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Approach Counselling & Coaching
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
After completion of my MA in Transpersonal /Integrative Child, Adolescents and Family Therapy in 2018, I now also take on children and adolescents, using play and art therapy as well as sand tray therapy to help to resolve trauma, stress, anxiety, depression and self harm.
My main approach is to encourage you to explore your feelings and take responsibility for your thoughts and actions. As I work in a way that empowers the client, I always work with what you present. Bottled up feelings such as anger, anxiety, grief, jealousy, sadness, shame and pain can become very overwhelming.The opportunity to express them can make it much easier to understand yourself and others. As I acknowledge your feelings and respect you as a person in your own right, you gain self-respect and a sense of being valued. This leads to building trust between counsellor and client, which is an essential part of the process.
07904 554468 
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London E1
Offers online therapy
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Rachel Elton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I work with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds and draw on different tools and modalities to best suit each individual according to their needs. Talking forms the foundation of my work, but I weave in many practices, such as play , art and mindfulness. I also use movement at times to drop deeper into the wisdom of the body and work with it as a means of gentle inquiry and expression.
020 3835 4834 
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London N2
Offers online therapy
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Cate Mackenzie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
My ideal clients are couples or individuals who would like a warm and competent counsellor to help them renew their relationship or deal with current and or sexual issues or goals. As a COSRT Accredited Psychosexual Therapist and Couples Counsellor I am trained in Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focussed Couple's Therapy and Encounter based Therapy by Hedy Schliefer. My background in play , dance and creativity means I also encourage people to find new parts of themselves or their relationships. My web site is also full of videos and articles.
01273 037929 
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London SW3
Offers online therapy
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Nadja Julia Rolli
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. Previous to the MA in Child Psychotherapy, I have been trained in Switzerland as Psychomotor Therapist, with a focus on Play Therapy and Body Work for Children and young adults. I have many years of experience working with my clients through play therapy and talking therapy but integrate EMDR, body awareness and symbolism, art materials, clay and sand into my work to facilitate unconscious emotional processes.
020 8103 6087 
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London W14
Offers online therapy
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Elif Öykü Tolun
Psychologist, MSc, MBPsS
Verified
I also provide play therapy and conduct developmental tests, IQ tests and attention tests for children.
I've been conducting therapies with adults and adolescents both Turkish and English. I mostly use CBT and Mindfulness to help my clients. I work on anxiety, depression, anger management, social anxiety, health anxiety, relationship problems as well as other mental health problems. When necessary, I use Solution Focused Therapy techniques which help patients to see their strong sides to achieve the desired goals and some Art Therapy techniques so that my clients can open up easier and see the things they are not aware of.
020 4524 2932 
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London E8
Offers online therapy


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Play Therapy Counsellors
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counselling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behaviour and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in London or for a London play therapy counsellor, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists in London, and play counsellors.