Accredited Introductory Course Details     

This course has been accredited by PTUK, PTI.   
An Introduction to Play Therapy
Application Form 

LocationVenueStart Date
LondonUnion Jack Club26-Jun-2021
ManchesterPinewood on Wilmslow2-Oct-2021
BristolEngineers House16-Oct-2021
Tunbridge WellsSalomons Estate16-Oct-2021
EdinburghHilton Edinburgh Carlton27-Nov-2021

Application Form 

Designed For

Anyone interested in using play therapy or developing their skills in working with children. Also for those wishing to make a career decision. It is at stage 1 of the PTUK four stage training model  


The course introduces mainly non-directive play techniques based upon the humanistic model of Carl Rogers and the work of Virginia Axline, Rachel Pinney and Violet Oaklander.. We will be outlining different techniques in play therapy. Participants will experience non-directive play therapy for themselves through sandworlds and a dip into the main skills (art, music, movement and storytelling). We will also cover employment opportunities and training requirements for working therapeutically with children.  


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Leeds Beckett (formerly Leeds Metropolitan) University are marked LBU

Venues in Ireland validated by National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway and marked NUI 

East of England

Buckden Towers LBU Buckden Towers, High Street, Buckden, Cambridgeshire, PE19 5TA  

South East England

Beaumont Estate LBU Burfield Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JJ

Salomons Estate LBU Broomhill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0TG

The Union Jack Club LBU Sandell Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UJ

ETC Venue LBU Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London SW1V 2QQ

West Midlands

The Beeches LBU Bournville, West Midlands, B30 1LS  

West of England and Wales

Engineers House LBU The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol, BS8 3NB  

Epiphany House LBU Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3DR

North of England

Pinewood on Wilmslow LBU Wilmslow Rd, Handforth, Wilmslow, Manchester, SK9 3LF  

The Northern College LBU Wentworth Castle, Barnsley, S75 3ET  

Mollington Banastre LBU Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 6NN

Slaley Hall LBU Coal Road, Hexham, NE47 0BX


Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel LBU Beardmore Street, Glasgow, G81 4SA

Rosebery House LBU 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ  

Northern Ireland

Clotworthy Arts Centre LBU Antrim Castle Gardens, Randalstown Road, Antrim, BT41 4LH


National University of Ireland Gallway NUI University Road, Galway, Ireland  

Ennismore Retreat Centre NUI Cork, Ireland  

Marino Conference Centre NUI Dublin, Ireland  

For Garda vetting please contact  


La Mouline LBU St Genest de Contest, Tarn, Midi Pyrenees, France  

and other locations upon request

Award Certificate of Attendance


One Day  



UK Courses - £130

Irish Courses - €190

After successful application you can pay online at Play Therapy Shop  

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We will be introducing you to different techniques in play therapy and you will experience: sandworlds, music, art, stories and creative visualisation.  

We will also cover employment opportunities in working therapeutically with children.  


Selected from APAC's faculty.