• The Play Specialist Service (TPSS) is run by myself, Vicki Ivie, which was formed in January 2017. 

  •  I have been a qualified and registered Community Play Specialist since 2008 and a Family Systemic Practitioner since 2015.

  • I begin sessions after the initial meeting (of parents and children, often separately) by establishing a trusting relationship with the child, young person (YP) and family.   

  • The outcome is usually a positive one. Anxiety levels are reduced, coping strategies put in place, new skills learnt  which allow those to feel  empowered  and able to move forward. 

  • I  work predominantly within the home environment but can work in hospital or educational settings (with permission / consent granted from parents and the venue). 

  • I  offer pre and post bereavement work,  and also families suffering trauma / loss / suffering. 

  • I am currently  working with 2 Local Authority's in London as an Independent Service Provider with children /young people who are fostered and adopted.

  • I work collaboratively with other professionals from all agencies including those in the health, educational, social sector and charities. 


  • I currently cover the areas of London and Surrey but offer Skype appointments and consultations for those families further away. 

  • I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to assess and discuss areas of concern or worry and then follow up with an initial meeting with parents, then children and arrange a block of play sessions.

  • I offer training to professionals and have run a number of parent workshops.

  •  Please look at my Facebook Page:The Play Specialist Service or  LinkedIn / Instagram / Twitter page.

Please contact The Play Specialist Service for prices and see my CV page for further information in regard to my qualifications and experience. 

Sensory / therapeutic play

Assists with sensory difficulties, helps with feelings of frustration and supports play development.