Therapies for Children & Teenagers
Play Therapy

Talking about problems can be hard for children.   A child may not have the words to describe how they are feeling, or why they are behaving as they do. A child may not be able to recognise what they find difficult, or explain it to someone if asked. Play Therapy provides the expertise and time to do this through play.  

Play Therapy sessions aim to build a child’s ability to develop healthy and resilient relationships, and to work through difficult feelings or traumatic experiences which may be preoccupying them.  Using play means that the child can explore their thoughts and feelings in creative and dynamic ways, without having to use words to articulate themselves.  

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Therapists that offer Play Therapy

Kaya Winney

Kaya Winney

Age groups treated:

10-25 years


Wednesday afternoons and evenings


07775 262621 or

As an integrative child and adolescent counsellor I work using various approaches and techniques that I adapt individually to the needs of my clients. These include elements of art and play therapy, person-centered approaches, attachment theory, body psychotherapy and psychoeducation. I also incorporate elements of mindfulness and breath work into the sessions. I specialise in working with young people and support them with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, identity issues, negative self and body image, low self-esteem, aggressive behaviour, bullying, and help them with various transitions that they experience during teenagehood and early adulthood. I also have an interest in trauma related work, childhood sexual abuse and the body-mind connection. I see counselling as a collaborative process between the counsellor and the client and see myself as an ally who supports the young person in understanding themselves and their behaviours better.

Sessions last 50 minutes. I meet clients for an initial assessment session before starting counselling. Sessions can be for a short term (a minimum of 6 sessions) to long term (40 sessions or more).

I have worked with children and young people most of my professional life - initially as a teacher/educator and currently as a child and adolescent counsellor in schools and charities. I greatly enjoy supporting young people and their wisdom never ceases to astonish me.