Amanda Seyderhelm founded Helping Children Smile Again: Play and Creative Arts Therapy in 2015 to support grieving children and families. She is a certified play therapist and was the creative arts lead of The Craft Station at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Charity for two years. Her company any is now a partner agency with Barnardo’s on loss and bereavement.
Amanda is the author of Isaac and the Red Jumper, a storybook for bereaved children, and has also written the professional guides Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change and Helping Children Become the Heroes of their Stories (both published by Routledge). You can read more about her books here.
Amanda holds a BA degree in English Literature and Social Anthropology, a PG Diploma (distinction) in Play Therapy (Leeds Beckett University) and a PG Cert in Systemic Approaches to Treating Individuals, Families and Organisations (The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust). She is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.