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Katie Hannington

Type of therapist: Play Therapy

Location: Glamorgan


Anxiety Bereavement Domestic/Family Violence Grief and Loss Trauma and PTSD Adoption and Fostering Developmental Trauma Parent/Carer Support Emotional regulation Selective mutism Encopresis Parent/Child relationships


  • Child Parent Relationship Therapy (2019)
  • MSc Play Therapy (2019)
  • Primary PGCE (2008)
  • BSc Econ Development Studies (2003)
  • I have also completed in house training on Theraputic Life Story Work, Developping Emotional Understanding, working with children and young people with autism and supporting children who have witnessed domestic abuse.


  • Katie specialises in working with children who display challenging behaviours due to early life trauma and adverse experiences. She uses a wide range of play and creative arts techniques to help alleviate psychological and emotional conditions in children that cause behavioural problems and prevent children from realising their potential.
  • Play therapy is particularly effective with children who cannot, or do not want to, talk about their problems. Katie designs effective interventions to help children with complex behavioural challenges, and actively supports parents, teachers and service providers in the implementation of evidence-based practices for improving emotional and behavioural challenges.
  • Katie has experience of working with children from many different backgrounds, including families who have been affected by domestic abuse, bereaved children, adopted and fostered children, children diagnosed with ASD, and children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. She has worked with children who have experienced instability, neglect and physical and sexual abuse, supporting them to make positive changes, build self-esteem and develop coping strategies.