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Qualifications/Training

  • Play / Filial Therapist

  • BAPT qualified and registered Play Therapist (Post-Grad Dip, York University

  • Advanced Filial Therapy Training

  • ​BSc Hons Psychology

  • ​BA Hons Art

  • ​ASI Training

  • ​CAPA Assessment

    (Reliable Coder)

  • ​MIM Assessment

  • ​Animal Assisted Play Therapy

  • ​Therapeutic Life Story

  • ​SandStory Therapy

  • ​AutPlay

  • ​Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • ​Paediatric and Adult First Aid

  • Currently training in NVQ5 - Leadership and Management

Biography




My name is Sandra, I have over 20 years experience of working with children and families in my career. As a manager I am passionate about helping my team of therapists be the best that they can be. My passion as a therapist is supporting children in the looked after system to transition to permanent families, by assessing their attachment strategies, processing trauma in individual Play Therapy sessions and teaching their new parents Filial Therapy skills.

I am a child therapist; a Play & Filial Therapist; and work with children between the ages of 2 and 16 years in a wide range of settings including, family homes, schools, Children’s Centres, CAMHS and Local Authority Care.

I am a registered Play Therapist with The British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT). I have qualifications that reflect my career including BA Hons in Surface Pattern Design, BSc Hons in Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy and have completed the Intensive Advanced Filial Therapy training, Adult Attachment Style Interview (ASI), Animal Assisted Play Therapy training, up-to-date trauma and attachment training, a reliable CAPA (Child Attachment and Play Assessment) coder, MIM assessment trained, a SandStory Therapist and I am a registered BAPT Supervisor.

This experience and training enables me to work with children and families with a wide range of difficulties and needs. I continue to access training and monthly clinical supervision to improve my practice.

Not only have I built my knowledge, understanding and skills of children and families, over the years but have had the privilege of working closely with families at times when they have been struggling. These families have welcomed me to work with them through day-to-day difficulties, relationships, past experiences and challenges and I have learned something from every family I worked with and feel honoured to have been a part of their family journey.


Registered Manager / Safeguard Lead

Sandra Georgeson

Sandra Georgeson
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