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About Lisa Waycott

About Clare Carbis


About Lisa Waycott

Clinical Director
MA Social Work, BA (Hons) Social Sciences, Postgraduate Dip in Play Therapy, Postgraduate Dip Social Work

In addition to Lisa being a qualified Play Therapist, she has an initial degree in Social Sciences and a Masters degree in Social Work. She is a qualified Social Worker and Senior Lecturer at the University of Glamorgan on the MSc in Play Therapy. She has also undertaken level 1 and 2 training in Theraplay.

Lisa has extensive experience in all aspects of social work with children and families including foster care, fieldwork, child protection, adoption support and the voluntary sector. Lisa has also worked therapeutically with children and young people in a variety of settings and with regard to a wide range of needs for over 15 years.

Her work has included working with severely traumatised and vulnerable children and young people with complex histories, such as severe sexual, physical and emotional abuse, loss and separation issues and children and young people in transition. Other areas of experience and interest include working with children and young people who display sexually concerning/harmful behaviours, therapeutic life story work, play therapy and attachment based therapy with children and their parents/carers.

Lisa is a Full member of the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT) and abides by the Code of Ethics and Practice for this professional body.

Lisa is the Director of Stepping Stones (Child Therapy Consultants) LTD. The Company was formed in April 2004. Stepping Stones (Child Therapy Consultants) LTD is an independent agency which supplies therapeutic services for children and young people, training and consultancy.

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About Clare Carbis

Play Therapist
BSc Psychology, MSc Playwork & Therapeutic Play, MSc Play Therapy

Clare graduated with a BSc Psychology from Cardiff University in 2007. She went on to complete MSc Playwork and Therapeutic Play in 2008 at the University of Glamorgan, and MSc Play Therapy in 2011.

Clare has experience working in residential care settings with children who have profound physical and learning disabilities, leading creative arts workshops with disadvantaged children and young people, and working in schools and psychiatry departments; both in the UK and overseas. More recently Clare has taught undergraduate and postgraduate students as a guest lecturer in the Psychology department at the University of Glamorgan.

Clare has been part of the team at Stepping Stones since August 2008, initially as a Therapeutic Play Specialist and Trainee Play Therapist, and now as a qualified Play Therapist. Clare is a full member of the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT) and abides by their Code of Ethics and Practice.

Clare has experience working therapeutically with children who have experienced trauma, loss and bereavement, those with attachment difficulties, and those who have experienced neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Clare’s training was in child-centred play therapy, however she also incorporates integrative techniques into her therapeutic work with children and young people. Clare also uses attachment based therapeutic techniques in her work with families, influenced by the work of Dan Hughes, Theraplay principles and Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI). Clare completed SAI level 1 training in June 2012.

Clare has a specific interest in play therapy with children from different cultures; specifically refugees and asylum seekers who have had traumatic experiences. In the summer of 2008 Clare spent five weeks working with children and young people in a psychological and therapeutic context in Uganda. This provided the basis for her MSc thesis, which through review of literature and observations, investigated cultural considerations of play therapy – with a specific focus on Uganda, and working with child refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

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