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I am an accredited PTUK Play and Creative Arts Therapist. In 2019 I completed my MA and gained a distinction and the Deans Award for Academic Excellence from Leeds University. My research looks at how clay focused play and creative arts therapy sessions might help build resilience in children who experience domestic abuse. My research outcomes revealed the need for play therapists to support the family unit rather than focussing on the child, which reflects my current move towards parent-child and family therapeutic support. My current work with parent-child relationships and families seeks to help heal trauma induced ruptures in familial relationship, be that domestic abuse or other overwhelming familial experiences such as loss and separation. I continue to train in this area to gain further understanding of the complexities that a family unit involves, so that in the future I can offer ‘play family therapy,’ as I firmly believe parents/carers/guardians are the long-term agents of change. I currently support children and families in primary schools in Birmingham and Walsall. I also offer schools and agencies talks on: play/clay therapy, nurture in primary schools, sensory play within the curriculum and the impact of trauma upon children and families.