Creative Counselling

Aya is a certified therapeutic play practitioner, counsellor, artist and dance facilitator, with over fifteen years of experience. She has worked in the Middle East and North Africa, and now practices in London.
Counselling with Aya involves creative play, the effortless pathway to the subconscious. This ranges from messing around with figurines in a sand tray to painting by way of doodling or role playing, or even dancing if the mood takes you.
Traditional verbal counselling is part of the process; exploring the relationships between symbols arising in play, and the thoughts and feelings which come with them. These usually contain an element of surprise which clients enjoy and find enlightening.

Through this transformative work you can experience newfound:

  • Relaxed confidence
  • Optimism
  • Improved communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Inspiration
  • Peace & power
  • Healthy relationships
  • Gratification
  • Calm
  • Spaciousness & Clarity
  • Self-worth
  • Purpose & meaning
  • Self-respect
  • Personal growth

“More brain centres light up in response to metaphor than any other form of human communication.”
F. Levin and A.H. Modell

Creative Counselling can help to alleviate:

  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Stress
  • Confidence Issues
  • Assertiveness Issues
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Cause and Effect of Abuse
  • Obsessive Compulsions


Read about Charlotte’s Creative Counselling Experience

Read about Stephen’s Creative Counselling Experience

I am happy to answer any questions you may have by filling in the details on the contacts page.


I offer a one-off free ‘get to know you’ session for people who are curious but unsure. This lasts one hour and allows us to see if we are suited to working together.

£70 per session.

Six sessions are the recommended number of sessions to begin.  A client is free to decide when they wish to end or continue sessions.  After the ‘get to know you’ session and six initial sessions, an additional review session is normal.

I am currently running sessions at a fixed location in the East London area.