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Out Of The Woods Play/Creative Art Therapist

Play therapy is a method of meeting and responding to the mental health needs of children and is extensively acknowledged by experts as an effective and suitable intervention in dealing with children’s brain development.

When working with an individual child, Out of the woods will primarily offer non-directive therapeutic work but will work in a more integrative manner if the therapist feels that this would benefit the child (eg, in addressing a negative misconception, supporting the child to develop relaxation strategies or where direct safety work is advisable.

Out of the woods can work and have worked with children who have struggled with one or more of the below statements.

  • Struggling with transitions
  • Experienced Loss or bereavement
  • Experienced a form of trauma
  • Struggling with their emotions, effecting their education or behaviour
  • A child who struggles with social situations, including bullying or being a bully
  • A child that has a social worker and on a multi-agency plan

A child with an additional need that impacts their behaviour. Out of the woods specialises in the following areas as well as being able to work with the above

Today’s climate brings further cuts to our over-stretched Services, so it is imperative I strive and deliver the right support for children at the most crucial time of their lives through ‘Out of the woods’.  I fully believe in the power of both play and creativity and the ability to support children to work through positive and challenging life experiences. I’m passionate about providing children with the right support to enable them to reach their full potential. ‘I feel that there are too many children suffering due to circumstances beyond their control. I strongly believe that the world would be a better place if adults spent more time interacting with children and developing stronger and healthier relationships with them through play in order to help children feel safe in this world. It is so rewarding to see a child happy in themselves and thriving, childhood is such a precious time and should be one of happiness and carefree as possible’.

Who to contact

Contact name
Kerra Hancock
Contact position

Where to go


Out of the woods can offer community venues, such as schools, childrens centres, village halls all based locally to the family or needs of the child. 

Time / date details

When is it on?
Time of day

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
45 Per Session
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
At time of referral proof in writing of the caring role, eg carers allowance.


Age ranges
From 1 years to 101 years
Referral required
Referral details

Please contact for further information and a referral form

Last updated: 04/06/2021

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