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Help children with emotional, behaviour & mental health problems

Become a Registered Play Therapist

You will be helping children to realise their full potential, improve their ability to learn and deal with issues before they become entrenched in adult life. Start a worthwhile new career, or add to your existing skills for working with children.

Generally children often can’t or don’t want to talk about their emotional problems, so you will learn how to communicate with, and heal children using drawing and painting, sand tray, clay, puppets, musical instruments, story-telling and role play for therapeutic purposes.

Help children with the following issues:

  • Abuse (of any type)
  • ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autistic Spectrum
  • Behaviour Problems
  • Bereavement / Loss


  • Bullied/Bullies
  • Communication Problems
  • Delayed Development
  • Nightmares
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Poor School Attendance


  • Divorced or Separated Parents
  • Social Exclusion
  • Trauma
  • Unauthorised absences from school
  • Under Performing - (Academically, Socially)
  • Withdrawn Personality

APAC’s Certificate, Diploma and MA in Practice Based Play Therapy courses are run in collaboration with and accredited by Leeds Beckett University for Post Graduate awards. The Certificate and Diploma courses are each 15 days of part time study, usually spread over 8 to 9 months. Courses are run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, to minimise your time away from work, in 12 venues throughout England, Scotland, Wales & N.I. Also Fast Track Summer School in the South of France. You will also have to complete 100 sessions of clinical work with the children per course.

You will need at least two years’ experience of working with children in some capacity and are able to study at post graduate level.

Professional Regulation of Play Therapy: The public, employers and commissioners can now choose Play Therapy practitioners who are on a register that has been independently assessed and approved by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) – the UK Regulator of Health Regulators. The Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists, provides assurance that Registrants meet high standards of personal behaviour, and clinical competence. Being on this Register will increase your opportunities for work, better remuneration and fees. APAC’s courses are the only ones, at present, that train participants to qualify for this Register.

Once you have completed your training your only financial commitment is an annual revalidation fee of £120. Your earnings depend upon how much time you can devote to your practice. Typically £40 - £60 per hour. Some of our former trainees are earning up to £60,000 a year.

Send for our 28 page career and training guide:Dee Rose, Course Administrator, APAC, The Coach House, Belmont Road, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1BP


01825 761143

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