Play & Creative Therapy Services

Chandrika Meeten, M.A., P.G.Dip. Play Therapist & Clinical Supervisor

Supporting children and families through play

“In play therapy, toys are like the child’s words and play is the child’s language”
Gary Landreth

What is Play Therapy?

Play Therapy is "a way of helping children express their feelings and deal with their emotional problems, using play as the main communication tool." (BAPT website

Play Therapy utilises play and creative activities to externalise thoughts and feelings to allow a child/young person to work through anxieties, confusing emotions and past experiences at their own pace. It builds confidence and encourages self-esteem and emotional regulation as the child/young person shares their internal world in a method they feel most comfortable with.

Creative therapy provides opportunities for the child/young person to build a trusting rapport with a client-centred therapist who supports the child/young person to develop their problem-solving ability and emotional management within a safe environment.

Play is the natural medium through which children learn, communicate and explore. Play Therapy helps children to explore and understand the feelings that distress them and to make sense of their life experiences in the presence of a trained therapist.


Chandrika Meeten

Play Therapist and Clinical Supervisor

M.A. (Play Therapy), PG Dip. (Play Therapy), B.A. (English), BPS Certificate Clinical Supervision, Full BAPT membership.

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Individual Play & Creative Therapy Sessions

Individual sessions are booked on a weekly basis at the same appointment time each week. The sessions are confidential, one to one, and last for a therapeutic hour (45 minutes). They are run in a non-directive, client-centred way so that your child can choose how to play within the safe boundaries of the therapy.

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Clinical Supervision

Supervision is an important part of any therapeutic work. It is a safe space for professionals to consider their practice in a reflective way. It provides space to discuss cases and the impact they have on the client and the therapist as well as exploring professional and personal development. Supervision also supports the practitioner's ethical code of conduct and best practice.

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There are times when professional consultations are important for schools, professionals and parents. It is an opportunity to gather some ideas and think through interventions, discuss anxieties/concerns and generally talk through support for a child.

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  • Chandrika Meeten, Play Therapist & Clinical Supervisor, The Parade Hoylake Community Centre, 31 Hoyle Rd, Hoylake, Wirral. CH47 3AG United Kingdom