Aideen McCartney

Aideen McCartney

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London SW2
Sessions from £75.00


About me and my therapy practice

Based in South London, I offer play therapy for children and coaching and support programmes for parents.


Play therapy helps children who are struggling socially, emotionally or behaviourally, by providing them with a safe and confidential place to work through their problems.

As adults, when we have worries or experience a tough time we usually use words to express ourselves. For children, it is often much easier to use the language of play.

Within the warm, trusting and accepting play therapy relationship, children can feel free to play and express themselves in ways they might not be able to anywhere else. As much as possible I try to work collaboratively with parents to help them understand their children better and implement changes at home that will support the therapeutic work.

Play therapy can help children who are experiencing a range of difficulties, such as:

  • •Anxiety, stress or phobias
  • •Parental & family separation
  • •Friendship difficulties, bullying or being bullied
  • •Low self-confidence
  • •Mood swings or inappropriate emotional responses
  • •Communication and behavioural delays or difficulties
  • •Struggling to achieve academic potential
  • •Bereavement, trauma & abuse
  • •Looked-after and fostered children

I am currently accepting referrals for private play therapy sessions in Brixton Hill, London.


I offer a range of bespoke parenting support programmes aimed at improving parent-child relationships; including parenting coaching, creative workshops and hands-on Super Nanny style guidance.

My full range of parenting support programmes are available to families throughout Central and South London or via skype for families located elsewhere.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Trauma, Self esteem, Child related issues, Anger management, Stress

Types of therapy

Play therapy

Clients I work with


How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work