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Fazilaa Mayet Psychotherapist

Fazila Mayet – Psychotherapist

Faz has been providing counselling and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and families since 2012. She has vast experience of working with families across various cultures, faiths and age groups. Previously, Faz has led therapy teams in primary and secondary schools, where she worked with children, teachers and parents to look after the emotional and developmental […]

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Messy play: ideas to shake up playtime and help your child’s development

With the warmer weather on its way, now is a great time to get stuck into some messy play in the garden. It’s great fun to do and helps your child’s development in so many different ways at the same time. For starters, it’s fantastic for creative and sensory development, as you can encourage your […]

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Filial therapy – a special kind of play therapy

At the beginning of 2013 I attended an ‘Intensive Filial Therapy’ training course. I found this fascinating because as a play therapist I believe that parents play an important role, not only in their child’s emotional development, but also as experts on their children they can greatly contribute towards therapeutic change. One of the wonderful […]

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Helping children to express their angry feelings

  Helping children to express their angry feelings Children communicate through play. They are not capable of talking about their feeling like adults. They work things out by playing. According to the Association for Play Therapy “Play Therapy is more then working out feelings. It can provide a corrective emotional experience needed for healing, promote […]

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Introduction to Play Therapy Video

This video by the British Association of Play Therapists introduces the core skills of a play therapist and how play therapy is used to help children.  If you think your child might benefit from play therapy then do get in touch with us.  You can find out more about play therapy on our Play Therapy […]

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The Role Of Messy Play

Getting messy helps us process confused thoughts and feelings There is a connection between psychological and physical ‘mess.’  When our thoughts and feelings are confused or chaotic, this can spill over into our physical lives.  The opportunity to express these thoughts and feelings through the use of physical materials helps us to make sense of […]

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The importance of play

The importance of play cannot be underestimated.  Natural and spontaneous play with parents and friends is crucial for a child’s development.  Through play, your child will enhance his or her social interactions and start to develop recognition of their individual strengths.  Play provides endless scope for a child to make sense of their world, to […]

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