Karen Hammond Play Therapist BAPT

About me:

I am a Child-Centred Play Therapist undertaking one-to-one therapeutic work with children, also providing Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Therapeutic Group Work and Therapeutic Life Story Work. 

Qualifying with MSc Play Therapy, my practice
is accredited by the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT), and adheres to the BAPT
code of ethics and practice. 

I work as an Integrative Play Therapist; Developmental, Attachment, Humanistic
and Systemic theories inform my practice.


I have experience working alongside families
to help children understand and process their feelings and experiences. Areas I work with include, but are not limited to, attachment difficulties, low self-esteem, divorce and separation, bereavement and loss, abuse
and trauma and behavioural concerns.


I work in both schools and in specialist therapeutic play rooms. I have experience working on a one-to-one basis with children
and families, as well as running group sessions and offering consultations with parents/carers.


I am also a member of The Association for
Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH).