Training for Nurseries, Schools, Organisations

  • Autism Awareness

  • Autism and Anxiety

  • Autistic Girls and Masking


  • Anxiety and Self-Regulation in School Aged Children

    Attachment and Adverse Childhood Experiences 


  • Communication (using visual supports and other strategies)

  • Meltdowns and Shutdowns

  • Neurodiversity Conditions

  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Pathological Demand Avoidance

  • Reasonable Adjustment strategies for Autistic Employees

  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • Speech, Language and Communication Needs

  • Supporting Autistic Individuals in the work place

  • Supporting Play and Interaction skills for Autistic Children

  • Using Visual Supports and Aided Language Boards in the Early Years



Parenting an Autistic child

Looking at the characteristics of a child/young person with an autistic profile. Which includes; Theory of mind, executive functioning skills, weak central coherence and sensory processing needs. As well as strategies to support an autistic child at home and in the community.

Autistic Girls and Masking

Considering the differences between autistic girls profile and how it fits with the autism diagnosis process. The training will focus on why and when girls mask their condition as well as how to support their social and mental health needs.

Why do some Autistic children mask?

A workshop, that looks at autistic characteristics and behaviours. The training will focus on what masking and camouflaging looks like and in autistic children and young people as well as how to support them to manage the consequences of masking on their mental health.

Supporting a child with ADHD/ADD

Looking at the symptoms and signs of attention, deficient, hyperactivity disorder. As well as other associated conditions; executive functioning and sensory processing needs. Practical strategies and support to manage a child with ADHD.


Supporting my child’s anxiety and helping them to self-regulate

A workshop, that looks at what causes anxiety and encourages anxiety to keep going. How the body and brain respond to anxiety and how to teach children about how to manage their anxiety. Through strategies around emotional coaching, emotional resilience and breathing techniques.

Understanding Attachment and Trauma Needs

Training focusing on understanding different attachment styles and research around attachment disorder. Looking at how trauma and attachment can impact on a child’s emotional needs, behaviour and ability to learn. Strategies to support a child who has experienced attachment issues and trauma.


Using visual supports at home

A workshop, that looks at the impact of using visual supports at home to implement routines, manage changes and transitions and support positive behaviours.

Managing Meltdowns and Shutdowns

Training, that looks at the differences between meltdowns and shutdowns. Looking at how children and young people’s bodies and brains respond during a meltdown/shutdown. Looking at the fight/flight/freeze response and what may trigger a meltdown/shutdown. How to manage and support a child experiencing a meltdown/shutdown.

Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Pathological Demand Avoidance

A workshop, that looks at the 2 different conditions of ODD and PDA. Focusing on the characteristics and behaviours of each condition, including anxiety and how to reframe commands and rules.


Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

A workshop, discussing what SPD is, the behaviours seen in children with hypo and hyper sensory needs. How SPD impacts on child development and behaviour. How to support a child/young person manage SPD needs at home and whilst out and about.

Speech, Language and Communication Needs

Training, which looks at children’s developmental needs, focusing on listening & attention, receptive & expressive language. The training will focus on developmental norms as well as strategies to support children who are not making progress. 

Supporting Play and Interaction skills for Autistic Children

This training will look at the why children with autism struggle to play. There will be information on the impact of play and interaction on child development. Then thinking about strategies to support play and interaction, thorough intense interaction, shared attention, mirrored play and TEACCH boxes.

One to One Support (booked in 1 hour slots)


Zoom consultations

An online video, audio and wireless screen sharing platform is used as a way of discussing and communicating strategies and support for the parents of a child with SEND.

Child Observations and Educational Reports

An observation carried out at the child’s home/school/nursery setting (permission from the setting), to assess and identify the child’s needs in the context of that environment. A written report to highlight what has been observed and recommendations. (Might be used as evidence towards an EHCP).



I am a qualified Play Therapist, completing my training with PTUK.

I offer Play Therapy through an integrative holistic approach using a toolkit of various toys and creative resources. Play therapy is a service offered to children aged 4 to 12 years, to express, release and heal difficult emotions and feelings. Play is a natural form of expression, which enables children to communicate without words. Play therapy enables children to enhance their social, emotional and behavioural development. Play therapy also enables children to externalise issues and feelings around trauma.

Contact me for more information regarding additional play therapy services.

Play Therapy can assist with a range of issues;

  • Anxiety

  • Low self-esteem and confidence

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Bereavement and Loss

  • Parental separation/Divorce

  • Social Communication Needs

  • Behaviour Needs




Freelance SEND Teacher, Trainer and Consultant

Play Therapist



Tel: 07814 056880

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