Children do not always have the ability and understanding to express their worries and problems. Children can use play to communicate and express their feelings within their own understanding and at their own pace. Working with children through play can help them understand muddled feelings from their past and therefore cope better with their future.

At Toucan for Children we offer a range of services including:

play-therapyPlay Therapy

We provide individual therapeutic play sessions with children between the ages of 4yrs and 13 yrs who are experiencing problems with feelings and behaviours that are causing upset and disruption in their lives.

Sessions take place at our premises in Mitcheldean where we have three fully equipped playrooms.

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cliniclClinical Supervision

Janice and Angie are able to offer play therapists and students clinical supervision, which is a core requirement of safe practice as a play therapist. Please contact Toucan for Children for further information.

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student-placementsStudent Placements

Toucan for Children are able to offer student placements studying on courses run by PTUK (Play Therapy UK) and BAPT (British Association of Play Therapists). Please contact Toucan for Children for further information.

filialFilial Coaching

Filial play coaching is a short term program aimed at developing and strengthening a parent and child’s relationship. This is achieved through 8 to 12 coaching sessions where a parent is given the key skills that will allow them to become agents of change for their children.


We offer half day and one day experiential training courses focusing on communicating with children and the importance of play. Each course gives attendees an opportunity to experience play and relate it to a child’s experience.

Our courses will be beneficial for all practitioners who work with children including Social Workers and students, foster carers, teachers and teaching assistants, health visitors, nurses, Cafcass officers and solicitors.

We can also provide training for specific groups on request, where we would tailor the content of our courses to the needs of that group.

We are in the process of planning our training program for 2017. Please sign up here to receive updates.