Hi, I'm Rosie
I recently qualified as a play therapist in 2018. I am a full member of the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT).
Prior to my training, I have worked with many children with different needs and abilities. Alongside being a babysitter and au pair, I have also worked as a Special Educational Needs teaching assistant within SEN schools in London. I have also volunteered within the play specialist department at St George's Hospital, London and taken performing arts summer school classes at a local sports centre in Dorset.
I originally trained as an actress in musical theatre but I realised that I was wanting to channel my energy and passion for the arts into working with children. I originally thought about teaching performing arts to children but realised that my heart truly lay with children who may have suffered a little more in life than others.
Throughout my two years of training I worked with a local charity that provided a wide range of services for children, specialising in bereavement counselling. I was a volunteer with the charity's home school link workers and provided a play therapy service to two schools and a variety of children in need.
I have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service “DBS” in order to work as safely and as ethically as possible. I attend regular clinical supervision throughout my work to ensure my work is supported and monitored. Being a full member of BAPT, I adhere to BAPT’s ethical principles and practice guidelines to provide the best possible care for clients. I also have professional insurance for self employed work. To offer the best support, I participate in regular research and training, ensuring that my work is current and efficient.