Faculty

The staff team, led by Monika Jephcott, is drawn from an International pool of professional psychological and play therapies educators which has been assembled over many years. Teaching staff are well-qualified, experienced, active practitioners in their field who also undertake research activities. All teaching staff are members of PTI/PTUK and are on the PTUK Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists website.

All members of the APAC faculty that teach the Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma, and MA tutors for overseas countries, are Associate Tutors of Leeds Beckett University, UK.

Monika Jephcott, CEO, APAC

Monika Jephcott
Chief Executive, APAC

Certificate and Diploma Course Tutors

Qualifications / Accreditations

Monika Jephcott

  • Programme Director
  • Clinical Director for APAC
  • Chief Executive APAC, PTUK
  • Elected President PTI
  • Consultant for Clinical Supervision and Play Therapy practice
  • Founding member of Play Therapy UK (PTUK)
  • 2001 PTI Award for contributions to the field of Play Therapy, CE and founder of APAC

Anne Ambler

  • Course Director, UK
  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Clinical Supervisor (PTUK Senior Status)
  • Certified Filial Play Coach
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • MA Practice-based Play Therapy

Nina Ambroziak

  • Course Director, UK/Poland
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • Psychologist
  • Sensory Integration Therapist
  • Member of Polish Psychological Association
  • Member of Polish Association of Sensory Integration

Renate Andrews

  • Course Director, UK
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PG Dip. Counselling Children and Young People
  • Alcohol Focus Scotland Accredited Counsellor
  • Diploma in Training, SQA
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art

Alice Arianto

  • CE Play Therapy, Indonesia
  • Course Director, Indonesia
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor
  • Director College Allied Educator Indonesia
  • President of PTBI (Association of Play Therapy Indonesia)
  • Board of Directors YIPABK, Indonesia
  • MA Business Administration
  • Children, Adolescent and Adult Counsellor
  • Cand Psy.D, Doctorate in Group Psychotherapy, PSP, USA
  • Member of AGPA (American Group Psychotherapy Association)

Kanella Boukouvala

  • CE Play Therapy, Greece
  • Course Director, Greece
  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • MA Chemical Engineering
  • PG Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Strathclyde University

Susannah Bradley

  • Course Director, UK
  • MA in Practice Based Play Therapy
  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor
  • Certificate Clay Therapist

Eileen Braham

  • Course Director, International and UK

Julie Burton

  • Overseas Training Co-ordinator (Asia and Australasia)
  • Senior Course Director, International and UK
  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor

Janette Casey

  • Course Director, UK and Ireland

Amber Cawley

  • Course Director, UK

Natasha Conn

  • Course Director, UK
  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor
  • Certified Filial Play Coach
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • MA in practice based Play Therapy

Ivanka Gregurincic

  • Course Director, Croatia

Alun John

  • Course Director, UK

Lauren Lamberton

  • Course Director, UK

Aoife Kelly

  • Course Director, UK and Ireland
  • Diploma in Play Therapy

Edel Kinahan

  • Course Director, Ireland

Wailee Kui

  • Course Director, Myanmar and Thailand
  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • Baby Bonding Practitioner/Trainer
  • FloorTime/DIR™ Practitioner
  • MSc Development Economics

Marina Lim

  • Course Director, Singapore
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • Provisional Creative Arts and Play Clinical Supervisor
  • Provisional Filial Play Coach and Mentor
  • Executive Coordinator of PTSG
  • Founder of Creative Play Therapy
  • Baby Bonding & Parent Child Attachment Play Practitioner & Trainer
  • M.Ed. (NTU)

Hilary McFaul

  • Course Director, UK

Lisa Mulheir

  • Course Director, UK

Ng Oi Kwan (Pandora)

  • Course Director, Hong Kong SAR
  • Diploma in Play Therapy

Rene Ohlhoff

  • Course Director, South Africa

Karen O’Neill

  • Senior Course Director, International and UK
  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • MA in Practice Based Play Therapy
  • Filial Play Coach
  • Clinical Supervisor (PTUK Senior Status)
  • MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • Clinical Supervisor (PTUK Senior Status)
  • Attachment Focused Therapist
  • Certificate in Education
  • Doctorate candidate: Psychotherapy

Sabrina Persiano

  • Course Director, UK
  • MA in Practice Based Play Therapy
  • Diploma in Play Therapy

Rochelle Rajan

  • Course Director, UK and India

Evelyn Saunders

  • Senior Course Director, International and UK
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor
  • Social Worker

Shum Lai Man Julia

  • Course Director, China

Avalon Thomas

  • Course Director, UK

Katerina Tsimila

  • Course Director, Greece

Fidelma Twomey

  • Course Director, Ireland and UK
  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor
  • MA Business Studies, Dublin University
  • Higher Diploma Community and Youth Work, NUI Maynooth, Ireland
  • Project Team Leader

Jessica van Maanen

  • Course Director, UK
  • Accredited Play Therapist
  • Diploma in Play Therapy

Beth Wiseman

  • Course Director, UK

MA Tutor Team

Qualifications / Accreditations

Sophia O'Neill

  • MA Course Director

Assistant Course Tutors

Qualifications / Accreditations

Chiu Sau Mee

  • Assistant Course Director, Hong Kong

Chua Lay Har

  • Assistant Course Director, Kuala Lumpur
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • PTUK Certified Supervisor

Tze Hei Henry Fung

  • Assistant Course Director, Hong Kong

Wonhee Kang

  • Assistant Course Director, USA

Carolyn Kelly

  • Assistant Course Director, UK

Joyce Leung

  • Assistant Course Director, UK

Sherine Ramzy

  • Assistant Course Director, UK/Egypt
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • MA Student Leeds Beckett
  • Ph.D. Counselling Psychology
  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Registered Educational Assessor