Qualifications/Training

  • (MA University of Wales)

  • BAPT registered

  • BA Childhood Studies

  • MA Childhood Studies

  • Level 3 Forest School Practitioner

Biography

My name is Rhiannon and I am a final year student on the MSc Play Therapy course, I am due to graduate in 2023.

I have been working with children and their families since I left school and have a wide range of experience, working with children of all ages and children with additional or complex support needs. I am trained in a number of approaches to communication such as Intensive Interaction, Talking Mats and Multisensory Storytelling.


I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Childhood Studies, giving me a good understanding of child development. Whilst studying for my MA, I completed my Forest School Leader qualification and have been working in the outdoors with children ever since. I love the play-based ethos Forest School offers and I work to connect people of all ages and abilities to nature through positive, meaningful and playful experiences.

In my spare time, I enjoy mountain biking, playing rounders and walks in the woods.

Play Therapy Student

Rhiannon Matthews

Rhiannon Matthews