Anne Ceesay - Therapist
Having worked in adult mental health for seven years, it became apparent to me just how crucial early intervention is. Supporting children to explore their feelings, deal with difficult situations and work through issues can not only help them with immediate concerns, but also allow them to improve self-esteem and develop coping strategies and resilience that will stand them in good stead for adult life.
I decided to follow my desire to work with children and qualified as a primary school teacher in 2014. Since then I have been working with children with special needs and autism in a mainstream setting.
Qualifying as a Certified Play Therapist has allowed me to finally bring together my two passions; children and mental health. I am passionate about the therapeutic work that I do and my warm, caring nature (together with my silly sense of humour!) means that I am able to establish a good rapport with the children I work with.
Where do I work?
I am a mobile therapist based in Leeds and work across a wide geographical area including Leeds, Wetherby and Shipley.
I offer half-day packages for schools - please get in touch for further details.
Parents can also refer their child as a private client -
please get in touch for more details.
Who do I work with?
I work with primary school children (age 4 to 11). I am also qualified to work with young people up to the age of 18 years.
Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy with Distinction - Leeds Beckett University
Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play with Merit - Leeds Beckett University
Qualified Teacher Status (Primary)
Play Therapy With Children Experiencing Grief & Loss
BAPT Conference & Workshops 2019
Ready, Set Up and Grow your Play Therapy Private Practice (delivered by Lara Kasza, 2019)
The Trauma Workshop - Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies
The Impact of Silence: understanding developmental trauma - Child & Adolescent Therapy Solutions
Level 2 Autism Awareness
Mental Health First Aid Training
I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)
As an Registered Member of BACP, I work within their ethical framework, which is approved by the UK Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA).
I have full indemnity insurance and public liability insurance.
I hold a current DBS Enhanced Certificate.
I receive regular clinical supervision and undertake CPD training to widen my knowledge and ensure the safety and effectiveness of my practice.
I comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Policy Regulations).