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Emily Cleaton

Qualifications and experience:


  • University of Manchester - Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work (DIPSW) with children and families specialisation.

  • University of Manchester - MA (Econ) Social Work.

  • APAC. PTUK. Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills.

  • APAC. PTUK. Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (Distinction)

  • Big Toes, Little Toes. Parent-Child Attachment Play. Licensed Practitioner Training.

  • Accredited Play Therapist APAC.PTUK.  

  • Registered SandStory Therapist

  • Level One Theraplay, Marschak Interaction Method (MIM). Group Theraplay. The Theraplay Institute.

  • Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work.  Therapeutic Life Story Work International (TLSWi)


I have been working with individual children and groups offering play therapy since 2013.


Professional Membership


I am a member of Play Therapy United Kingdom (PTUK) and abide by their Ethical Framework, supervision requirements and Continuous Professional Development (CPD).


I am on the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) accredited register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists.


I am a registered SandStory Therapist.


I am member of the Theraplay Practicum. Theraplay UK, The Theraplay Institute.

I am a member of Therapeutic Life Story Work International (TLSWi)


I have an up to date enhanced DBS and full Professional Protection and Public Liability Insurance.


I am registered with the ICO on their Data Protection Register: Registration reference: ZA310217. 


“Thank you so much for your help these past months. I’ve made far more progress than I’d ever dreamed of thanks to you”

11 year old girl who received play therapy with me.


“Excellent support which has helped grow confidence, benefited us as a family and we will use the learning in other areas of our lives” 

“It is a relaxed, pleasant programme to take part in, I found it very helpful and I will retain and apply the ideas I have learned”

Parents who have experienced Parent/Child Attachment Play (PCAP) with me.


“Both of my children had play therapy with Emily. Not only did they benefit emotionally but they also enjoyed it, they enjoyed time to chat and play and it helped them to communicate to me some of their feelings and worries. Emily called regularly to update me and checked in where she felt necessary and overall I feel it was a positive step for both of my children." 

Mother of two children age 5 and 9 who came for individual play therapy

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