About

Zillah is such as kind and gentle person. She works with such passion. I love her ability to think outside the box, developing her own toolkit and own practices. – Play Therapist

I got my first job working with children with disabilities as a play worker in 1985.

Then I ran creative movement workshops in pre-schools, mainstream and special needs schools …

… and was employed as a primary school special educational needs teaching assistant for over twenty years.

During this period I worked alongside Marie Ware, a pioneering dance movement therapist.

I also completed a Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy Studies and became a Course Leader in Sherborne Developmental Movement.

After studying for Early Years Professional Status in 2008 I got a job with Action for Children.

I was part of a team of early years workers delivering play sessions with babies, toddlers and preschool children …

… and attachment-based parenting courses with new parents.

In 2014 I gained a PG Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and set up Calm Child, my play-based therapeutic service for children.

Now I practice Movement Play, my own body-based therapeutic approach.

I attend monthly supervision, have an enhanced DBS certificate and public liability insurance.

I am an Associate of the British Association of Play Therapists and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice.

Since 2014 I have trained teachers, teaching assistants and play therapists in Movement Play …

… and been awarded several grants to run supervised Movement Play courses with vulnerable children and their families in Devon.

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