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What My Clients Say

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From Parent/Carer

Jamie came to Yvonne with social anxiety and worried about trying anything new, change happening, and any family gatherings he would hide, not want to come out of the car, and get angry if we suggested something new. Play Therapy has worked wonders for him. He now enjoys family gatherings and has put himself forward for new situations within the school and cubs. He is engaging and happy when in groups of people. The difference is night and day and we are so grateful to Yvonne and Play Therapy. He still gets nervous about certain situations, but he is able to cope so much better and is genuinely a happier wee boy. Thank you again.

From Parent/Carer

Because of his time spent with Yvonne, and the advice she has given me, Joe’s behaviour at home has improved so much. You can see him think before he reacts, he is quicker to respond positively and apologise after an argument or incident that has hurt someone’s feelings.

From Head Teacher

Yvonne worked closely with a number of children who were having significant behavioural, social or emotional issues. Yvonne’s input was hugely valued and over time we clearly observed the impact of her work on the general wellbeing and behaviour of the children. She has a very calm, nurturing and gentle way with the children and they respond very positively to her work.

From Parent/Carer

He is completing work at school. Won house points and got winner certificate for his efforts. No longer hitting other children and will even approach other children he doesn’t know. Also interacting in social situations much better now. He can play with friends better and will talk through an issue now. Sleep pattern has improved, and I feel more relaxed and calmer at home with the improvements that have been made. Grandparents have also noticed an improvement.

From Depute Head

Yvonne worked closely with a number of children who were having significant behavioural, social or emotional issues. Yvonne’s input was hugely valued at Newton and over time we clearly observed the impact of her work on the general wellbeing and behaviour of the children. Yvonne was very professional at all times and provided valuable contributions to multi agency discussions. She is extremely reliable and committed to her profession. Yvonne was very flexible and became a part of the Newton team very quickly. Yvonne ensured that I was kept fully up to speed with the children’s progress and equally if she had any concerns about specific children, she would seek me out with urgency to ensure the children’s wellbeing at all times. Yvonne had very positive relationships with the children and also with parents, empowering them to have the confidence to re-engage in play activities with their children at home.

From Parent/Carer

The conversations with the therapist have helped me understand the situation, and find new ways of solving difficult situations. We are very happy to cooperate with the therapist, especially in this difficult period of time during the covid-19, when everybody was frustrated.

From Parent/Carer

I was not sure that Play Therapy would help our family. I could not have been more wrong. Jamie took to Yvonne very quickly and looked forward to visiting the playroom every week. He allowed himself to open up in a way he has never done with anyone else. I believe this is why we have seen the results we have. I find Yvonne to be warm and caring. She really cares about getting results for her kids. She takes the time to feedback to parents and involve them in the process. Indeed, I have changed as much as Jamie. I would recommend her to other parents in a heartbeat. I have found the experience with Yvonne nothing but a positive experience.

From Parent/Carer

She is no longer getting into trouble at school and she has returned to her normal self which is great. She is a lot happier and a lot more helpful and she is no longer showing any of the previous issues.

From Parent/Carer

Yvonne has very kindly fit Sarah in sooner than planned due to Sarah’s distress. She has also been good at listening to my concerns/issues making time to consult with both myself and my ex-husband to get a clearer picture of what Sarah is going through. Communication has always been prompt & helpful. I’m very very grateful for all Yvonne’s input - Sarah is back to her usual, calm & happy self-most of the time at the moment & this wouldn’t be the case without Yvonne’s wonderful help! Thank you so much!!

From Parent/Carer

There has been a significant change in both Jake’s behaviour and mine. Yvonne has spent a lot of time helping us focus on listening and communicating. By helping Jake to think about how he is feeling and how to manage this has helped him to avoid massive meltdowns. Yvonne helped me to understand my son’s behaviour comes from a place of fear. By working through this with both Jake and I, we were able to start to move into a better space at home. I found Yvonne listened and gave constructive feedback. She was not frightened to have tough conversations with me as a parent. Throughout Lockdown she has been an amazing support. The weekly conversations have helped to keep me on track with Jamie and discuss anything that has arisen as a result of the Lockdown situation.

From Parent/Carer

I have added Yvonne’s advice into to our daily routine and Chloe is thriving from it. I have noticed a massive change since her coming to live with me. She is a very settled and happy little girl now where she was very anxious before. Yvonne supported me a lot through lockdown which I needed as Chloe had only came into my care on the 2nd of March and I have no children of my own so Yvonne really helped me to understand what Chloe’s different behaviours and emotions meant. Yvonne has been brilliant she honestly has been the biggest support to myself and Chloe through this difficult transition for the both of us I really cannot thank her enough.

From Parent/Carer

Elise has come on very well, she opens up about her feeling now instead of holding them in. She feels comfortable about sharing how she is feeling and what is worrying her whereas before she would just say she was fine.

From Parent/Carer

Sarah has started to open up more about her feelings and how things make her feel. I think this has been so beneficial as before she would keep everything in. Yvonne has been amazing. She has really helped me with how to understand her behaviour. I would have honestly been lost without her. Yvonne is wonderful. She has been a big help to us all through this time. As me and my partner do not have any children, it has been difficult at times, but with Yvonne’s help it has made this so much easier

From Parent/Carer

Yvonne was great if we ever needed to speak to her about anything she would always help and support our needs whatever they may have been.

From Parent/Carer

She seems to be focusing more on the important things at school and is no longer getting into trouble.

From Parent/Carer

She seems to be getting on really well now and is a lot happier than she was before she was meeting with Yvonne.

From Parent/Carer

Yvonne listened to me and brought my confidence up when it was on low. She reminded me that small things matter.

From Parent/Carer

There has been a significant change in both Jamie’s behaviour and mine. Yvonne has spent a lot of time helping us focus on listening and communicating. By helping Jamie to think about how he is feeling and how to manage this has helped him to avoid massive meltdowns.

From Parent/Carer

Life would have been so much harder if we would not have these regular chats with our Play therapist.

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