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Bright Star Therapy - Play Therapy

General Details

Play therapy, for children from 3 to 16, is a method of helping children with social, emotional and behavioural problems to help themselves.

Play is the child’s natural medium of self-expression. It is essential for development. Play Therapy gives the child an opportunity to play out their feelings and problems with a therapeutic objective.

Through working mainly non-directively it provides a confidential space, alleviating emotional, behavioural and mental health problems, enabling improved concentration and learning.

It can help with a range of issues and between 70-88% of children show a positive change. Most sessions are individual, but group sessions of 2-4 children may be possible. 



Who to contact

Vanessa Kroll
Director of Bright Star Therapy
07854 664424
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Where to go

Area served
All Suffolk

I visit various schools and foster care organisations, if necessary I will arrange a suitable local venue in an area of up to 20 miles around Bury St Edmunds. 

Days & Times

Monday to Friday, other days / times may be possible.
Time of day
Session Information
Individual sessions last 35-40 minutes depending on the age of the child. Group sessions last 50-60 minutes depending on the age of the children.

Other details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£45 per individual session, some concessions are available.
£65 per group session.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Any enquiries will be responded to as soon as possible and an initial meeting will be free of charge.  

Age Groups
Children (5-11), Young people

Accreditation website
Accreditation details
Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PTUK) (from October 2016)


Play Therapy can be effective for children and young people who:

  • Find it difficult to concentrate or learn
  • Have nightmares or disturbed sleep
  • Are at risk from / have been excluded from school
  • Have suffered trauma
  • Have suffered from emotional, physical or sexual abuse
  • Are adopted of fostered
  • Are struggling to cope with their parents' separation or divorce
  • Are suffering from anxiety, stress or phobias
  • Have suffered a loss or bereavement
  • Are withdrawn or unhappy
  • Are ill, disabled or autistic
  • Find it difficult to make friends
  • Quarrel frequently with peers or siblings
  • Bully others or are bullied themselves
  • Display inappropriate behaviour
  • Don't play
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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Play Therapy can benefit any children with social, emotional and behavioural problems. 

Vanessa Kroll
07854 664424
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Learning difficulties
Sensory impairments

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