I believe that each child is unique & by giving them time to explore within a safe space through play what is troubling them, the process of healing begins.

      Hello & Welcome!

            I am a child and family play therapist, Registered with Play Therapy UK (PTUK)                  and a qualified teacher with over 20 years of experience working with groups,                    children, youth and families. I look forward to supporting you and your family.

            My areas of expertise are: play therapy, drama, yoga for kids, music and 

            education through play with children ages 3-12 years, and youth ages 13-17                    years. I practice in a child-centred, strengths-based, LGBTQ positive and anti-                   oppressive space. 

I focus on empowering each child's giftedness, high sensitivity, special needs, attachment, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, trauma, ADHD, autism and selective mutism.

Families often want to seek therapy for their child, but the difficulty in doing so can be due to time constraints or a child that is uncomfortable/resistant to therapy. Play Therapy Prague provides sessions in a light and friendly space with access to all art activities. (instruments, clay, visual arts, puppets, sand tray, video, books and a recent new addition: Coco Disco our therapeutic dog. Note that you and your child decide together if she will be present in sessions. Most children love dogs and create a beautiful bond with her. Click here for an article about the benefits of a therapeutic dog.

Professional Qualifications

Registered Play Therapist PTUK, a qualified educator ( B.A in Education), professional actress & clown

(B.A. theatre ) with the University of Ottawa.

Artistic director of the non-profit Chance 4 Children (Prague) where I train clowns and promote laughter therapy in hospitals.

As a professional artist and educator, I became very interested in how these fields could work together. From personal experience I came to understand the boundless potential of the creative arts in healing, growing, learning and thriving. Play therapy provides endless possibilities as it combines all art forms: music, dance, drama, sand play, visualizations, storytelling, art and nature. 

Collaborations

Chance for Children ( Artistic director & clowning in Hospitals) www.c4c.cz

Azyzah Theatre Educational & Interactive (Creator, Director, Actress) www.azyzah.com

SWAN Support Women Artists Now  (Artistic Director) swanprague

Prague Shakespeare Company (Associate Artist) www.pragueshaspearecompany.com

Education 

Certified Play Therapist  ( Leeds Beckett University )

Registered Play Therapist-Association for Play Therapy UK (PTUK)

B.A in Education with 30 years experience

B.A in Theatre 

Certified Hospital Clown (C4C undergoing training yearly)

Ongoing training in the field of therapeutic art forms such as music, dance, sand play, dramatherapy and art.

What does “Registered Play Therapist” Mean?

Registered Play Therapists are credentialed through Play therapy UK. To be credentialed, a play therapist must go through a rigorous training program including 200 approved play therapy education hours, 200 hours of supervised play therapy experience that includes 50 supervision hours.

 

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