Nicola Cox As a mother and teacher I have always used creative methods to express myself, aid learning and restore the balance in the classroom or home. I first became aware of Creative Arts and Play Therapy when I was a teacher in an inner city London Primary School. I saw at first hand the positive effect that it had on children with issues ranging from mild to severe. Impressed by its results and intrigued by its methods, I began to read into its theory and was gripped – I had found my calling! As a therapist my mission is to help children with psychological or emotional issues that are negatively affecting them in order to set them up for a happy and healthy life. In the future I hope to grow my business, Nicola Cox Creative Therapies, and to raise awareness of the practical steps we can all take to promote good mental health in our children. When not at work I spend time with my daughters, husband and dog - often engaged in an outdoor activity such as biking, hiking, visiting the beach or camping.


Qualifications & Experience


In 2004 Nicola began her career as a primary school teacher in inner city London before moving to

Essex. She began her training with Play Therapy UK in 2012 and has since worked with a variety of

children, each dealing with circumstances that are unique to their lives. Nicola believes that through

the medium of play, every child can access a path that heals, encourages personal growth, equips

and builds, while developing the confidence they need to move forward.


Nicola is member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) She has an up

to date Enhanced DBS for working with children and is insured. Nicola receives regular supervision.


Post graduate Diploma in Play Therapy - (Leeds Beckett)

Post graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills  - (Canterbury Christ Church University)

Certificate level CPD PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Education) - (Roehampton University)

BA English (Hons) with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) - (Warwick University)