Experience Change with A Mind 2 Play
Playing with creativity to support you to build better relationships
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
Some information about me
Renetta Neal - A Mind 2 Play
I was a single parent to 5 children when I found my interest for academic learning. In 2003 I started on my counselling journey, I trained as an Intergrative Counsellor with Adults and qualified in 2006 with BABCP at Walthamstow College.
In 2004 I became a volunteer with Pyramid scheme, who offered therapeutic after school clubs for children who the school identified as could benefit from theraeutic support. I rediscovered my inner child and my love for play and creativity. I met Ros Kane, who was the founder of a charity called Carefree Kids, and I volunteered to offer therapeutic play sessions to children in schools. I went on to become a Superrvisor, trainer of therapeutic skills and one of the Clinical Directors of this charity whilst continuing to volunteer until September 2019, when sadly the charity closed.
In January 2009 I jumped out of an aeroplane for Place2B and I started a Foundation Course in counselling skills for working with children and went on to do a post-graduate course with Place2Be and UEL in counselling children in schools. I Graduated from Place2Be/UEL in 2012.
I have worked as a Counsellor with children and adolescents since 2012, building on my experiences as a Mother and a therapeutic play worker.
I have since done courses with IATE and a charity called Big Toes Little Toes and I have seen differences that play can make for people of all ages. Whether we play with toys to communicate or art or words, a safe space to be heard and to express all that needs to be expressed is what I offer with the added benefit of a touch of playfulness added to this serious and sometimes heart wrenching work.
I am also a qualified Supervisor who uses play and creativity to support the learning and growth of my Supervisees.
Services I Offer
BACP Registered Member
Child and Adolescent Counselling
A Happier, Healthier Young Person
I have 15 years of experience of working therapeutically and creatively with children and young people who suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, anger or who struggle to 'fit in'.
Parent-child therapeutic play sessions
Relationship building playfully
I offer parent-child therapeutic play sessions to parents who would like me to facilitate their ability to use therapeutic tools to improve their connection with their child or young person.
Quality Support and Care
I offer Supervision to those who work with children, adolescents or adults in a client centred way and/or creatively. I work with individuals but also have a wealth of experience supervising groups.
I endeavour to help and support people to develop the tools they need to cope with the emotional challenges in their lives. Contact me today to learn more and book a session.
07495 895 457