Kate has been working with children and young adults for over 15 years as Therapist and previously 18years as Teacher. Her background is in Expressive Arts Education and her interest in the significance of the creative instinct led her
to research creativity and its connection to well-being and academic achievement as part of a Masters in Education. The discovery of Play Therapy persuaded her to re-train and she moved from Creative Teacher to Creative Play Therapist. Kate’s passion
and love of Mother Nature and spending time outside has infiltrated into her role as Teacher of Art and Play Therapist.
Kate supports the Forest School and Outdoor Education movement and she has worked for Circle of Life Rediscovery for several years.
She helps facilitate at North Devon Forest School, and together with Ali Chown is a founder of the Collaboration of Outdoor Play Therapists. (COOPT). Kate has been a freelance Senior Course Director for Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy for 10 years
teaching the Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy. She founded Creative Spark in 2009 which provides Creative Play Therapy, SandPlay Therapy, Training and Clinical Supervision.
Kate has been Key Speaker at the first Play Therapy Conference in Indonesia
in 2015 and facilitator of workshops at PTIndo conference 2018. She has provided a number of public workshops on Power of Play in S.E Asia (2015, 2016) and provided LandPlay : outdoor play therapy training in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia in Autumn 2017.
She has facilitated creative outdoor workshops in France (at Tariki Buddhist Centre),Spain ( Play Is The Way Conference 17) and UK in Ireland and England.
Creative Spark traiing provides creative exploration of Jungian and Post \jungian theory
and the intrinsic importance of our engagement with adn connection to natural environments .
Kate aalso provides Creative Support to children, young people and adults. She has been a Clinical Supervisor for 12 years. Please
contact kate for further informations on her clinical services ;