Happy children in the sun. Together enjoying life. Finding their playfulness through group play therapy

The Playful Therapist....



into your world

Here at The Playful Therapist, we are passionate about supporting Play and Creative Arts Therapists to be there for their clients

Have a look at the services we can offer.  If you have any specific questions, feel free to get in touch 


Play Therapy Development Network

Join The Playful Therapists exclusive community Facebook group:

Play Therapy Development Network

  • Details of CPD training and workshops for Play and Creative Arts Therapists
  • Updates on new resources created by The Playful Therapist 
  • Exclusive sale offers on sand tray symbols 
  • A place to buy and sell therapy resources, books and symbols (all members can post items for sale, not just those made by The Playful Therapist)
  • A community space to share playful ideas, tips and projects 
  • Self-Care ideas and strategies  
  • And much more .... 




Zentangle is a way to engage the mind, unleash creativity and be present in the moment. 

All you need is paper, pens a willing spirit and a space free from distractions. Zentangle will:

  • Calm the mind 
  • Relax the body
  • Relieve stress
  • Encourage mindfulness and relaxation
  • Increase your sense of well-being
  • Brings you into the present 


SandStory Skills®

SandStory Skill® 2-day training equips professionals who are not therapeutically qualified with essential, safe, 'soft skills' to support the emotional wellbeing and personal development of children, young people and adults in their care. It is tailored for those who are:

  • Childminders, Nannies, Nursery Workers
  • Teachers & Teaching Assistants/One-to Ones, Learning Mentors
  • SENCOs,  ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants), Nurture Group leaders, Pastoral Teams, Social Work Assistants
  • Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners, Behaviour Support Practitioners/ PRU teams, Youth Workers, Youth Offending Team Officer
  • Play Workers 
  • Family Support Workers, Parent Coaches
  • Life Coaches, Career Coaches

And many others


Sand Symbol Making Day


Are you always on the lookout for the 'perfect miniature?' Do you ever feel jealous of other Therapists symbol collection?  Do you wish you could expand your collection but can't find or afford the items you want?

Why not create your own? 

During this 5-hour interactive workshop, you will create a treasure chest of symbols that you can integrate into your toolkit:

  • Use polymer clay to make your own element symbols and learn why the 4 elements (earth, air, fire & water) are essential for a Therapist's toolkit
  • Create hand-painted mandala domes 
  • Design your own inspirational stones and story rocks
  • Decorate glass jewels and gems 
  • Decoupage a treasure chest to hold all your newly created symbols 

Price: £100 which includes all materials provided as well as a SandSymbol Making Manual for you to continue learning from after the Day.  

Register your interest in any of our workshops here

Play Therapy Development Network Facebook Group
SandStory Skills
Sand Symbol Making Day