Play Therapist (PTUK Member)
Lauren is a qualified Play Therapist working privately and within schools through her business Feel Free Play Therapy. Lauren has a great deal of practical experience with children from previously working as a primary school teacher and with youth groups. A background in developmental psychology from her degree and research at the Institute of Education also give Lauren a theoretical understanding of the neuroscience behind the power of play. Lauren is passionate about equipping children with resilience, confidence and self-awareness to cope with the challenges they face. Through sandplay, artwork, role play, music, puppets and therapeutic stories, children play out their feelings and issues within a strong therapeutic relationship built on acceptance and a belief in their potential.
Lauren has achieved:
- Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Practice Based Play Therapy (Distinction)
- Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate of Therapeutic Play Skills (Distinction)
- BSc in Psychology including a research year at the Institute of Education
- PGCE with Early Years Specialism
Lauren provides 1:1 Play Therapy sessions from the Sunrise Wellbeing Therapy Centre to children across the Primary age range, as well as visiting local schools to provide individual and group therapy. She also delivers tailored whole class workshops within schools, supporting children’s understanding of mental health and emotional wellbeing. Lauren undertakes regular supervision and professional development in line with the Play Therapy UK ethical framework, holds a current DBS and is an Individual Member of PTUK.
- Children (from Age 4 -11)
For more information about Lauren, her services and testimonials, please visit: www.feelfreeplaytherapy.co.uk