• 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 my sessions 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  offer pre and post bereavement work,  and support for families struggling with change, divorce, uncertainty. ​

  • I work collaboratively with other professionals from all agencies including those in the health, educational, social sector and charities.  This currently includes 2 Local Authorities with Fostered and Adopted children  and 2 CCG's  Clinical Commissioning Groups)


  • I currently cover the areas of London and Surrey but am happy to travel further afield to support families.   This does incur additional travel expenses. I can offer online sessions for those that live further afield. 

  • ​Predominantly my sessions are Face to Face, however i can and do offer online sessions using Skype or Zoom.  

  • I run parent workshops.and professional training programs. 

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


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