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A calm and caring cocoon where every child and young person reaches their true potential

At Cocoon Kids we follow a holistic Child-Centred, personalised, bespoke approach. We use Creative Counselling and Play Therapy to help children and young people to explore and make sense of difficult feelings, emotions, memories and life's challenges.

Supporting local under resourced* (previously called *disadvantaged) children, young people and their families is close to all of our hearts at Cocoon Kids. Our team have lived-experience of disadvantage, social housing and ACEs, as well as local knowledge. We believe greater equity in mental health and wellbeing promotes improved life-outcomes, social inclusion and greater social mobility, providing a fairer and equal society for all. 

Children, young people and their families tell us that it really helps that we 'get it' and understand.


We're Child Development, Attachment, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma Informed practitioners. Our sessions are child and young person-led and Person-centred, but we also draw on other therapeutic approaches and skills to best support each child.




Confidence, empowerment and resilience - helping the real you emerge

On our doorstep - services in the heart of our community

Communication and connection - children, young people and their families at the centre 

Open-minded, non-judgemental and welcoming - a calm and caring cocooning space

Open to improvement - growing and changing together 

No barriers - a space where every child and young person reaches their true potential

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​Qualifications, Experience & Professional Membership


Follow the links at the bottom of the page to discover more about the training we receive as BAPT Play Therapists and Place2Be Counsellors

  • Masters in Play Therapy - Roehampton University
  • Place2Be Counsellor training
  • Youth Mental Health First Aider
  • OU BACP Telehealth
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Time to Play training
  • PGCE Teaching & Qualified Teacher Status in Primary, ages 3-11 years - Roehampton University
  • BA (Honours) Degree in Children's Special Needs and Inclusive Education, ages 0-25 years - Kingston University
  • Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning - Roehampton University
  • Preparing to Teach in The Lifelong Sector (PTTLS)
  • British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT)
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • Coalition for Personalised Care members


  • Lead Relational Counsellor and Play Therapist at primary and secondary schools
  • Counsellor and Alumni at Place2Be
  • Volunteer Weekend Activity Club Playworker at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)
  • Active member of the Association for Mental Health Providers Lived-Experience Advisory Board, Social Housing Customer Service Committee and Mental Health Wellbeing groups.
  • Active member of Coalition for Personalised Care's 2-Year Working Strategy group - focusing on Health Inequalities and Disparities
  • 18+ years experience of working with children and young people, aged 3-19 years
  • Teaching and tutoring nursery, primary and secondary
  • NSPCC Advanced Level 4 Safeguarding Training for Named Health Professionals (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

  • Full Enhanced Update DBS
  • Regularly updated Safeguarding training
  • Information Commissioners Office (ICO) member
  • HIS Insurance

Extensive & regularly updated children and young people's safeguarding & mental health CPD & certificates, including:

  • Covid-19

  • Trauma

  • Abuse

  • Neglect

  • Attachment

  • ACEs

  • PTSD & Complex Grief

  • Suicide

  • Self-harm

  • Bereavement

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Selective Mutism


  • Difference & Diversity

  • ADD & ADHD

  • Autism

  • Prevent

  • FGM

  • County Lines

  • Child Development

  • Working Therapeutically with Adolescents (specialism)

Our vision, aims & objectives

More information about the training, qualifications and experience of BAPT therapists can be found by following the link below.

More information about the training and experience of counsellors who have worked with Place2Be can be found by following the link below.

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