Alexa worked at our Primary School from September 2018 as part of her final training as a play therapeutic play practitioner. From early on, it was apparent that Alexa built good relationships with the children. She was able to advise the school on those children who would benefit from play therapy and adapt her approach to suit individual children during the sessions. Alexa liaised with staff and with me and spoke regularly to parents, supporting their anxieties and giving them strategies that they use with their child at home. She was also diligent at reporting any child protection concerns that may have come out of children’s discussions and was also prepared to have these difficult conversations with parents where necessary. Alexa worked well with ages across the primary range and parents whose children have had regular sessions with her have commented that they have been very helpful and supportive to their children. The building at our School is very challenging and Alexa had to work in an annex a short way from the school. She was always happy to do this- or be moved when it wasn't available - always with good humour. I can recommend Alexa to you unreservedly as a therapeutic play pracactitioner.
I employed Alexa as a nanny for my two boys in 2016, who were then seven and five, when we lived in Kent. I was recovering from treatment for breast cancer, and had been widowed very suddenly two years earlier. My boys were in a fairly fragile state, but fell in love with her overnight. I was deeply impressed by her insights into their needs. Given all the trauma and upheaval they suffered in their early life, they unsurprisingly struggle with their emotions; they find change difficult and are easily overwhelmed. The work they've done with Alexa has been transformational; they understand their own feelings much better, have much better impulse control, and the whole family is infinitely happier. I can't recommend her services highly enough.
My daughter and I have been on a journey with Alexa which has a very positive ending. She started as a very anxious little girl due to anxieties around her relationship with her Father, she struggled at school and with making friendships. But with Alexa’s support and guidance, she has grown and is much happier and empowered. Thanks to Alexa and her professional support, she is in a much happier place and as her Mother, Alexa has helped me to understand and help my daughter. We will be forever grateful to Alexa for the huge difference she has made to our family. Thank you!