"I would like to say how truly grateful we all are for providing play therapy at School. Jade was warm, friendly and approachable and worked well within the ethos and values of our school. She was always well prepared to meet the needs of the children and used a wide variety of mediums. This has made a real change for some of our children and enabled them to express their feelings. Play therapy also had a positive impact on their behaviour in class and academic progress."
(SENCO, Community School)
"Laura has worked in our school providing therapeutic play-based intervention for individual children for 2 years now. We are so grateful for her sensitive and positive approach with staff, families and the pupils, and have seen really positive outcomes for pupils, including improved focus and calmer mood, happier pupils and better engagement in learning and school life. Laura has been there for young people who are dealing with some really complex and difficult life circumstances and works with pupils and families with consistent tact, clarity and support to help our young people to move on in their school and personal lives. "
(Headteacher, Primary School)
"Holding Hearts are running play therapy groups in collaboration with Teardrop support (a regional charity to support families of baby loss) The team have been a joy to work with. Professional, maintaining confidentiality at all times and the results and comments from families and children has been fantastic. As a charity we have every confidence in them offering high quality, tailored intervention to our families. In a time when accessing camhs and mental health support can involve lengthy waits, Holding Hearts have been amazing. We will be working with them in the future in several guises. Thank you Holding Hearts."
"Pupils look forward to their Play Therapy sessions with Jade. Many of our children willingly join her 'hot chocolate and chat' group and are disappointed when it comes to an end. Parents are consulted by Jade pre therapy and are pleased that their child is receiving quality therapeutic time within school hours. Jade provides some feedback to relevant staff each week and produces written reports at the end of the therapy programme."
(Inclusion Manager, Primary School)
"I feel play therapy has helped my son immensely at a very vulnerable time in his life. The sessions have helped him to express himself in a place that has been made a safe and private place for him to do so. I will be forever grateful for what play therapy has done for my son and for myself as a parent. Thank you Jade."
(Parent, Individual Play Therapy)