Rebecca Bernard – Play Therapist


Rebecca Bernard Play Therapist

Rebecca Bernard

MA Play Therapy, BSc Psychology

 

Rebecca is a qualified and accredited play therapist with experience ranging from working in the NHS, refuge homes and in social, emotional and mental health schools. Rebecca helps children understand muddled feelings and upsetting events that they haven’t had the chance to sort out properly.

Rebecca loves the freedom of expression play therapy provides children as they can use the art materials, music instruments, costumes, sand, slime and many more toys in the playroom. By providing children with the toys and space to wonder about the events that has led them to therapy and how they feel leads to change. Rebecca also works closely with the adults in a child’s life in order to sustain how best she can help. By creating a supportive environment not only for the child in therapy but also for all individuals involved equates to greater positive development.

 

What can Rebecca help with?

Rebecca works one-on-one with children providing therapy tailored to their individual needs. This includes:

 

·      Abuse

·      Adoption

·      Aggression

·      Anxiety

·      ASD, ADD and ADHD

·      Attachment issues

·      Autism spectrum

·      Bereavement

·      Communication and learning difficulties

·      Depression

·      Domestic violence

·      Emotional regulation

·      Emotional-behavioural difficulties

·      Family breakdown and divorce

·      Fostering

·      Living with a disability

·      Medical intervention

·      OCD

·      Resilience

·      Self-esteem

·      Trauma

 

About play therapy

Play is vital to every child’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical, creative and language development. In play therapy children use play to communicate at their own level and pace in the presence of an experienced therapist. The therapeutic relationship that develops between a child and therapist is very important. A child must feel comfortable, safe and understood. By building a therapeutic relationship with their therapist children begin to understand more about their own feelings and thoughts.

 

Training

MA Play Therapy - accredited with The British Association of Play Therapists.

BSc Psychology accredited by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

 

Rebecca works from a child-centred approach so she follows a child’s lead and direction in the play as well as staying with the emotional content the child has brought to the playroom.

 

 

If you would like to make an appointment with Rebecca or speak to her about your concerns, please call us on 0208 6737930.