PTUK/PTI Accredited Play Therapist
Cheryl Hastings is a fully Accredited Play Therapist (PTUK/PTI) and received her Masters Degree in Practise-based Play Therapy from Christ Church Canterbury University (UK). Cheryl also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching Art and Design in addition to a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Sociology and Art. Before training to become a play therapist she worked as an art teacher.
Cheryl has worked in schools for children with learning disabilities as well as mainstream schools with children who presented emotional and behavioural difficulties, both in the UK and in Botswana. Through her clinical practice Cheryl has worked with children from diverse backgrounds with complex emotional needs. She has extensive involvement working with children who have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma and loss.
Cheryl uses therapeutic play to empower children with better social integration; personal growth and development; emotional modulation and trauma resolution.
Her play therapy helps children understand and process their feelings and past experiences.
Cheryl uses a non-directive and child-lead process, allowing each child to explore their feelings in a safe space, in their own way, at their own pace.
Art materials, musical instruments, puppets, dressing up items, sand trays and oodles of toys are available to encourage every child to develop a stronger understanding of self. Play therapy offers containment for each child’s intense emotional needs and concerns whilst building self-esteem.
Cheryl is the founder of Creative Rumpus and can now provide creative play therapy as part of Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation. Play therapy can be offered in her welcoming private practise play room, at Kaleidoscope premises or in the child’s school.
Further information can be found at www.CreativeRumpus.com
Cheryl can be contacted at: Cheryl@CreativeRumpus.com
Or please contact Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org Email or telephone 542-9000