About Play Therapy Helston

Maeve Macknelly

Aim: to allow children the opportunity to ‘play out’ their feelings and express themselves in a safe environment where they can make sense of their emotions.


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Physical Education
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • BA in Outdoor Education and Leisure
  • Level 3 Diploma Working with Children in the Early Years
  • Trainee Level 1 Theraplay® and Group Training
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) 
  • Landplay Practitioner
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills First Aider
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Level 2 Safeguarding Training Primary Schools
  • School Bereavement Champion Penhaligon's Friends
  • Covid-19 Prevention Training

As a practitioner I adhere to the following safeguards:

  • Registered Member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Regular Clinical Supervision
  • Placement on the PSA register.
  • Professional Liability Insurance


  • Paediatric First Aid Trained
  • Years of Experience working with children in the early years, primary school and secondary students.
  • Up To Date DBS