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Play Therapy - West Cornwall
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Play Therapy West Cornwall offers a non-directive counselling service to children aged between 3 and 11 years.

Are you responsible for a child who you believe is showing signs of emotional or behavioural distress?

Through play therapy, a child can find relief from stress and experience positive ways to gain strength and build friendships with others. Through weekly meetings lasting 45 minutes, the play therapist builds a positive relationship with the child allowing the child to feel heard, respected and accepted.

The play therapy tool kit contains a range of toys and creative art materials providing the child with the freedom to play and thus express themselves within a safe environment. The play therapist offers more healthy ways of coping with difficulties the child may be facing in their life which they themselves are unable to change.

Children portraying the following conditions could benefit from play therapy:

  • unauthorised absences
  • underperforming both academically/socially
  • withdrawn personality
  • bullying or being bullied
  • having frequent nightmares
  • behavioural problems
  • recently divorced parents
  • social exclusion
  • anger issues
  • attachment issues
  • bereavement
  • trauma and abuse

Who to contact

Contact name
Jenna Denton
Contact position
Certified Play Therapist
Telephone
07816 599495
E-mail
info@playtherapywestcornwall.co.uk
Website
www.playtherapywestcornwall.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Penzance
Postcode
TR20 9DL

Time / date details

When is it on?
Thursday Saturday and Sunday; all day
Time of day
Evening
Afternoon
Morning
Session information
Sessions last for 45 minutes per week with a minimum 15 sessions recommended.

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£45.00 Per Week
Details
Sessions are can be held at a private location during the weekends, early evening or - with permission - at the child's school/nursery. If sessions are held at the school the cost can be reduced to £40.00 per session with a minimum of 15 sessions recommended.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
No

Availability

Age ranges
From 3 years to 11 years
Referral required
Yes
Referral details

An adult working with the child or parent/carer who has responsibility for the child can refer for play therapy sessions.

Inclusion details

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How we make our service inclusive

I am able to work within the child's place of school or nursery.  I have access to a private room with lift access.

Staff SEND experience

I treat each child individually and will work with parents/carers, referrers and other professionals to ensure the child is physically and emotionally able to engage with myself and the play therapy tool kit.  

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

My service enables children to be able to express their feelings and emotions, feel heard and accepted, provide ways to overcome negative assumptions and unhealthy ways of expressing themselves.  These actions remove barriers to accessing their education and help children build more positive relationships.  

Support at key transition points

I am aware vulnerable children become more anxious and frightened during key transition points, I try to ensure my sessions continue to run at the same time every week to maintain a trusting and reliable relationship where the child feels safe and secure.  When my sessions end with a child we have clear count down sessions.  I will convey my reluctance to end sessions to the referrer if I feel the child has not built up enough resilience to be able to cope with the ending of play therapy.

Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

I am affiliated with Play Therapy UK who are regulated by the Professional Standards Agency.  I adhere to a strict Ethical Code of Practice and I receive clinical supervision from a more experienced member of PTUK.  I can be found on the PTUK register at: playtherapyregister.org.uk.  Complaints can initially be made to myself, where an amicable solution will be sought.  If a complaint needs to be taken further then please contact PTUK at: www.playtherapy.org.uk  

Last updated: 03/09/2020

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