Play Heals


     Hello, my name is Betty Skeet and I am a qualified Play and Filial Therapist.  I obtained my Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy in September 2008 from the University of Strathclyde and the Notre Dame Centre in Glasgow.  

I follow the Ethical Principles and Guidelines of the British Association of Play Therapists and I am a full member of BAPT.  As part of my professional development, from May 25th to 28th 2015 I attended and completed an Intensive Filial  Therapy Training course delivered by Tracie Faa-Thompson, following the principles first developed by Louise and Bernard Guerney and the methodology further developed by Rise VanFleet (recognised authority in this field).

 On June  2016 I completed training on Assessment and Treatment of Dissociation in children and young people. This course was directed by Dr Renee Marks and took place at Integrating Families, in Huddersfield. 

From personal experience as a parent/carer and as an early years worker, I have developed an interest in the role of Play for children with special needs and in the importance of Sensory Processing when supporting children who have experienced trauma.  SThis year (2017) at the beginning of February I attended a two day course on Sensory Processing: 'Making sense of Behaviour' with Julia Dyer.

After three very special years (August 2014 until September 2017) in which I worked at About Children Ltd (a very dedicated private practice in Kendal, Cumbria), I am moving on...

**From October 2017 I will be residing in the Newcastle area in the U.K.

I was born in San Jose, Costa Rica into an extended Latino american family and have travelled and lived in many different countries since age 11. My experiences in Ecuador, Mexico, USA, Spain and Israel have given me an interest in other cultures and fuelled my curiousity about play in relation to culture, adaptation and child development.  I have been living in the U.K. since 1992 and I am looking forward to continuing to develop as a therapist.