1 in 8 children have a diagnosable mental health condition! 


There are so many other problems our children face and need support with, as well as diagnosable ones….. In fact, 1 in 5 children suffer a psychosocial disorder, such as family separation, anger management, loss and bereavement, and adverse childhood experiences, to name a few. PTUK (2020) have identified over 300 referable conditions in the play therapy clinical evidence base .

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Welcome to Koala Tree Child Therapy.

 Nurturing Young Minds 

To Develop Brighter Futures


‘Enter into children’s play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts and soul meet’

Axline (1956)

Service overview

I offer a number of services to support children and families. Through the intake process we will make a bespoke plan for your unique referral needs.
Play Therapy

Play therapy - is a form of counselling or psychotherapy for children aged 4-12, using toys and creativity as the child’s medium to communicate and express themselves. Play Therapy is based upon a number of well established psychological theories, with a continually growing clinical evidence base.


Play therapy is effective in treating over 300 referable conditions such as:


  • Abuse (Emotional, Physical, Sexual)
  • Adoption (ASF registered),
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviour Problems
  • Bereavement / Loss
  • Bullied/Bullies
  • Challenging behaviour,
  • Communication Problems
  • Delayed Development
  • Domestic violence experience
  • Family relationship problems
  • Lack of confidence/esteem
  • Nightmares
  • Peer relationships,
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Poor School Attendance
  • Separated/Divorced Parents
  • Social Exclusion
  • Trauma
  • Under Performing (Academically, Socially, Culturally)
  • Withdrawn Personality

Play Therapy allows children to communicate feelings and experiences in a non verbal, non-judgmental, respectful, and developmentally appropriate way. 

Autplay Therapy

AutPlay® Therapy is a play and behavioural therapy approach to working with children and families affected by autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, emotional regulation issues, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. It integrates therapeutic models of play therapy and behavioural therapy and is both therapist-led and parent-led. Sessions are offered for children and young people aged from 4-18.

TraumaPlay Therapy

The TraumaPlay Model is a ‘flexibly sequential Play therapy model for treating children who have experienced extreme stress related to chronic maltreatment, discrete traumatic incidents, interpersonal trauma, or attachment disturbances due to caregiver disruptions’. TraumaPlay trainee techniques are used with children referred through the ASF or privately if appropriate.

Adoption Support Fund

As an approved adoption support fund provider, I welcome enquiries from adoptive parents, social workers and local authority. Sessions are conducted in my practice in Queen Camel, Somerset.