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Creative Arts & Play Therapy

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Jacqui Jomain

Providing therapeutic play sessions for individual children and young people on a 1 to 1 basis or group therapy for children with shared difficulties. 

I have many years of work experience with children in "Play Work" and as an artist. Being a creative person at heart, I am truly passionate about facilitating the use of creative mediums within the therapeutic healing setting, to help children change and grow to lead happier more fulfilled lives.

Therapeutic empathy drawings

To support the therapeutic healing process, I often use my illustration skills to create bespoke drawings for children, these can serve as a visual aid, helping children put words to their experiences. 

Ethics and safe practice

Play Therapy UK, is part of an international organisation (Play Therapy International) which is committed to helping children with their emotional well-being, behaviour and mental health problems. They provided guidelines for my safe practice:

I am registered with the "Register of Play and “Creative Arts Therapists”, which has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
http://www.playtherapyregister.org.uk/
I work within PTUK's ethical framework and principles which includes:

  • An up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (DBS).
  • Professional liability insurance.
  • Regular clinical supervision.
  • Clinical governance with the child’s support network, using pre and post therapy assessment.
  • Adhere to safeguarding procedures
  • Regular Continued Professional Development (CPD) training.

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Qualifications and training

Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC):

PTUK Post-Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (Distinction) 2016
PTUK Post-Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills (Merit) 2015

The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE):

Certificate in counselling skills with Adolescents using the arts 2013
Certificate in counselling skills with Children using the arts 2012

Further additional CPD training workshops:

Story Work - The Rainbow Practice Ltd.
Bricks for Autism - group social skills program for mild to moderate autism, plus other peer relations and social skills difficulties.
Dan Hughes - attachment, trauma, working with dissociation - children and young people.
David Trickey - trauma focused cognative behavioural therapy for young people with PTSD.

Level One Theraplay and Marschak Interaction Method.
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