About Us

Carol Platteuw - Director

Carol qualified as a social worker in 1980, she later became a Children’s Guardian, providing independent assessments within the children’s Courts from 1985 to 2000.

In 2002 Carol qualified as a play therapist and went on to set up a practice of play therapists – Play Therapy Services.

In 2012 Carol became registered by Ofsted as an Adoption Support Agency SC066883

Carol is an accredited Theraplay practitioner for more information about Theraplay visit www.theraplay.org

Carol is a qualified EMDR practitioner for more information about EMDR visit www.emdrassociation.org.uk

Carol provides a range of training courses for professionals and parents.

Carol’s publications are :

‘Play Therapy with Adopted Children’ in Narrative Play Therapy Theory and Practice -edited by Aideen Taylor De Faoite - Jessica Kingsley publications 2011

Children’s books for adopted children published by Troubador 2017. These books are available to purchase at £9 each. To make an order send an email to

  • ‘Joe gets a new family and starts a new school’

  • ‘Rose’s difficult Mother’s day’

  • ‘A Baby moves in with Leroy and Patsy’

  • ‘Sophie and Tom’s adoption day’

  • ‘Sam’s foster family ‘

Professional Standards

  • All Associate Therapists working through Play Therapy Services are members of their professional organisation and abide by its Code of Ethics

  • All Associates have enhanced DBS checks

  • All Associates have professional indemnity and public liability insurance