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Play and
Creative Arts T

Tailored psychotherapeutic interventions supporting children with their mental health and wellbeing

based in and around Charnwood, Leicestershire

Therapy Sessions
Lauren Atkinson
Play Therapist

Lauren is a fully qualified Play Therapist providing individual and group therapy privately and within schools. Lauren has a great deal of practical experience with children from working as a teacher and with youth groups before training as s therapist. A background in developmental psychology from her degree and research at the Institute of Education also give Lauren a theoretical understanding of the neuroscience behind the power of play.


Lauren is passionate about equipping children with resilience, confidence and self-awareness to cope with the challenges they face. Through sandplay, artwork, role play, music, puppets and therapeutic stories to name a few, children play out their feelings and issues within a strong therapeutic relationship built on acceptance and a belief in their potential.

Lauren has been a professional and caring adult for the children. They positively respond to the sessions and their progress is clear and a delight to see.


Lauren's session was enjoyable for the whole class. She was informative about the content, which was perfectly tailored to the children. We would love to welcome you back!

Class teacher, whole class session about anxiety and wellbeing

At first I didn't know why I get anxious. Lauren helped me understand.

Child, aged 7

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