Play Therapy Counselling in Morden

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Flor Ferraco
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
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Some of the healing tools I offer in my practice are art, mindfulness, meditation, body movement, breathing, sacred geometry, poetry, play therapy and other creative methods or we can talk.
Is it difficult for yourself to connect to your emotions and feelings? Sometimes it is complicated to find a link to enable us express freely. Unintentionally, we can create a habit in which we suppress, run away, deny or manipulate our emotions. It is normal to try to push away feelings of discomfort like stress, fear or pain; but there are tools you can learn to help you cope with these emotions in a healthy way. Instead of denying, distracting yourself, manipulating or disconnecting, you can accept, observe, acknowledge and connect deeply with your feelings.
020 4538 5361
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Morden SM4
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Natalia Zelena
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
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I am a qualified counselor experienced in working with young adults and adults. I focus on using a therapeutic relationship to help you explore your concerns and issues. I have the belief that my clients have the fullest capacity to heal themselves given the right support and environment. I am also working as a counsellor for a mental health charity.
01929 501122
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Morden SM4
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Elodie De-Souza
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified
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I am an MBACP registered psychotherapist. I work with clients of all ages, but have a particular interest in working with children and young people. I have a longstanding interest in how our early relationships affect our development. I offer counselling (including play therapy where appropriate) and parenting support. I work as an integrative therapist. This means I blend elements from different approaches and I tailor this according to each of my client’s needs. This can include exploring how buried thoughts, feelings and experiences shape our current relationships.
020 8106 1902
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London EC1N
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Lucia Rossi
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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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
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Agnieszka Jacewicz
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
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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Brentford TW8
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Sharlin Paul
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Some of the CPD training I have completed includes: Play therapy , Sex therapy, Couples therapy, Working with metaphors, Understanding eating disorders, Anger management.
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, tired and not sure what to do or who to turn to at present? Having worked / support clients with a range of challenges I am here to help you through this challenging period. I have a vast amount of experience working with clients who have presented issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, drug & alcohol addiction, eating disorders, lack of direction in life. I have also worked within a number of organisations supporting individuals, couples and young people.
020 3974 2363
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London EC1A
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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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Zara Hosany
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I use a variety of approaches in my work, which includes CBT, DBT, IPT, Systemic, Narrative, Solution-focussed, Psychodynamic, Play and Attachment based therapies.
Do you feel fed up and struggling to achieve your goals? Are you looking for movement and change? Would you like a therapist or supervisor who is understanding and able to help you progress forwards in the direction you would like to move in? I am Dr Zara Hosany, a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working in mental health. I offer a range of interventions: individual work with adults, young people, parents, couples, family therapy; supervision for qualified professionals and trainees; coaching and mentoring, consultation work with organisations, and reflective spaces for groups.
01689 664642
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Bromley BR1
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Nadja Julia Rolli
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
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
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Penelope Stanley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
For work with children and adolescents, I use Play therapy , creative tools and CBT.
Hello and welcome. Searching for a therapist via directory listings can be a daunting experience, especially at a time when you are struggling. My name is Penny and I work with Adults, Adolescents, Young children and Families. I am also a Supervisor of other therapists. I have a quiet, private therapy space in SW London and offer sessions online via Zoom if preferred. Whether you are an adult seeking help for yourself or a parent for your child, I offer a warm non-judgmental space in which to explore your current difficulties - relationship issues, anxiety, low-mood, loss, feeling stuck - all can be brought, heard, and explored.
01748 902063
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Richmond TW9
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Lara Danielle Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I utilize various approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy , Strength-based, Psychodynamic and/or Expressive Arts Therapy.
I work with children from aged five, adolescents and adult females. I am compassionate and warm. I specialize in difficulties, including trauma, self-esteem, attachment, divorce, aggression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and body concerns. I have worked extensively with young children and adolescents, both as a child therapist and in previous careers. I have worked at non-profit and for profit organizations, including a national adolescent treatment centre for mental health and substance use, foster homes and a domestic violence organization. I approach the therapeutic relationship with genuineness, curiosity, and warmth.
01748 900772
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London SW6
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Circle Psychology Partners Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
My team at Circle Psychology Partners is made up of highly skilled Doctors of Clinical and Counselling Psychology, Counsellors, CBT Therapists, Psychotherapists and Play Therapists.
I am Dr Christine Langhoff, Clinical Psychologist and the director of Clinical Psychology Partners. I have worked as a psychologist since 2008 and in private practice Dulwich Psychologist since 2013. I manage a team of more than 30 therapists (clinical and counselling psychologists, psychotherapists, family therapists, CBT therapists) who offer therapy for children, adolescents, families, adults and couples in Southeast London. We offer therapy incl. CBT, CFT, EMDR and ACT therapy for Depression (incl. Postnatal), Anxiety, Relationship Problems, Stress, Bereavement, Bereavement and More.
020 3823 6543
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London SE21
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Charlotte Elizabeth Beaumont
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi I'm Charlotte and I'm a counsellor that specialises in working with disabled people and people with chronic illnesses. Not only have I studied disability and how it intersects with counselling, my own lived experience adds a further level of understanding to the issues my clients bring. I primarily do telephone and online work via zoom but I do have some limited spaces available for in person sessions at the LIFE-FORCE centre in Colchester Essex. My other areas of work include working with children using therapeutic creative play , and working with anxiety disorders.
01376 319259
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London SE1
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Lisa Rose Akanuma
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, I was trained to carefully observe children and young people and respond to what they are consciously and unconsciously communicating through their behaviour, verbally and non-verbally, through unstructured play , their silence, and other ways to communicate their emotional difficulties or distress. I have several years working in the NHS in CAMHS, and with charity organizations, providing evidence-based therapy and individual & group interventions for children and adolescents and supporting the networks involved in their care so that they can build resilience, flourish and live fuller lives.
01883 779598
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London SE25
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Dr Ilan Ben-Zion
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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 SW9
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Jo Small
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I offer Gestalt Counselling and Psychotherapy, Clinical supervision for counselling professionals, Integrative psychotherapy, short term solution focussed therapy, and play therapy for young people and children.
I am a BACP accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have over 12 years experience of working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of Gestalt and integrative therapeutic skills. In my work with young people I provide parental support, with regular reviews, and have a vast experience of working as a secondary school counsellor supporting teachers, parents and the wider school community. I work holistically raising awareness of your patterns and processes, helping you to understand how you may repeat particular behaviours that can hold you back and lead to anxiety, low mood and depression.
020 3479 4030
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London SW4
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Cate Mackenzie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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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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Victory Play Therapy
Psychotherapist, PTUK
Verified
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I provide integrative holistic Play and Creative Arts Therapy as a method of helping children and young people with behavior and emotional difficulties. I offer tailored individual and group sessions for children and young adults with additional needs, and those that have challenges in accessing learning and meeting their full potential due to school or life difficulties, emotional, behavior and wellbeing issues. I use creative mediums such as art, drama, music, sand play , story telling and many other channels to understand a child/ young person’s world and help them deal with social/emotional challenges.
020 3835 4198
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Mitcham CR4
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Asia Scott
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
I provide an empathetic, loving and non-judgemental space where children can safely express themselves through words, play and art materials.
I comprehend that everyone, regardless of age and stage, can be confronted by the difficulties and challenges of life. I provide specialist, one-to-one, creative psychotherapy to children, adolescents and their families. Children may be referred for common reasons such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, low self-esteem and family relationships. With my compassionate support, a confidential space and a bespoke therapy plan, many children grow, gain huge emotional insight and make much personal progress. I also work closely with families providing emotional support, reviews and advice if needed.
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London SW2

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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.