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.

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