Louise Howarth

BSc (Hons), MSW, CQSW, PGDip (Play therapy)

Louise is a qualified social worker and play therapist. She is a certified Theraplay® Practitioner, Trainer-in-Training, and Supervisor in-Training. Louise has specialized in therapeutic work with children and families impacted by abuse and trauma and disrupted attachment relationships. She worked for NSPCC for over 16 years.

For the past 7 years she has worked within the field of adoption and adoption support as a practitioner and manager. She has experience providing Theraplay interventions with adoptive families from early placement onwards. She has taken a lead role in developing and promoting Theraplay within the agencies she has worked with and has supported and mentored staff to implement Theraplay techniques in their work. She has been involved in Theraplay Level 1 training as an assistant and Trainer-in-Training.

Louise now works freelance as a play therapist and Theraplay Practitioner and is keen to support students to develop skills in Theraplay and achieve their foundational level. Louise is based in East Yorkshire and can be contacted at [email protected]

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