Play Connections is part of Connections Counselling Ltd. Nina Rye is a Director of
Connections, a registered Play Therapist and Play Therapy Supervisor and Counsellor.
Nina has a BSc in Biological Sciences (UEA), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Cambridge), an MA in Non-Directive Play Therapy (York), and is a registered Play Therapist and Play Therapy Supervisor with the British Association of Play
Therapists. She has also undertaken post-qualifying training in Filial Therapy. (In Filial Therapy, the therapist trains the parent to be a “paratherapist” i.e. teaches basic non-directive play skills to the parent and then supervises the parent's weekly play sessions with the child. Filial Therapy empowers the parents and strengthens the parent-child relationship.)
Nina is passionate about helping children develop to their full potential and sees early intervention as a useful strategy. She is keen to
promote the message that play therapy is about therapy, and not just about play.
As well as being the mother of two children, Nina has also worked as a Lecturer training adolescents and adults
in Child Care and Child Development. She has chaired the local Pre-school Playgroup Committee, has been Vice-Chair of the local School Governors, and has written several articles and co-authored two books.As well as working with private clients, Nina also receives referrals from Adoption Agencies, Social Services, Schools, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Nina recently appeared in the BBC Documentary series 'Child of Our Time' using her play therapy skills with a two year old child. She is also a part-time supervisor at York University working on the MA/Diploma in Non-Directive Play Therapy.