Formed in 2010, we are leaders in Play & Creative Arts Therapy.
We work with schools across Oxfordshire and surrounding counties supporting children with Play & Creative Arts Therapy, we provide training for professionals and we support school staff with training.
Our online learning platform The Institute for Play and Attachment has members across the UK and beyond.
Clear Sky was set up in 2010 by Sophia Giblin, who wanted to support children and young people who’d experienced trauma.
Sophia was inspired to set up the charity after losing her Mum at a young age and experiencing first-hand what it’s like to go through early life trauma without professional support.
Clear Sky started out as a small children’s foundation, with just two therapists delivering Play Therapy sessions out of two mobile play buses. Clear Sky has grown to a well-established children’s charity with a team of over 20 qualified therapists and course facilitators, with an active head office team. The charity delivers frontline Play & Creative Arts Therapy services, training and support for children, their families, professionals and school staff.
“Clear Sky plays such an important role in society, and fills a gap that many children who’ve experienced trauma fall through. Millions of children are struggling with their mental health and lack of access to professional therapeutic services. The charity provides all important help to children at the time they need it most – when their brains are still developing and neural pathways are being set for the future. It’s absolutely crucial that we intervene early and give age appropriate support when children need it.”
To harness the power of play to enhance emotional wellbeing of children and their families, by providing qualified therapeutic support and delivering professional training based on the very latest research.
Clear Sky is dedicated to providing children with age appropriate and creative support at the time when they are still learning about life through their experiences, and working out how to become the best version of themselves. We believe in the Power of Play to transform young lives.
Our amazing team comprises of our dedicated head office staff and our therapeutic team who are based across Oxfordshire and beyond!
Clear Sky is a Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such we are bound by its ethical framework and guidelines for good practice, as well as being subject to its professional conduct procedures.
Position - Captain of Clear Sky
I am passionate about giving children the opportunity to live happy and fulfilling lives. Having seen first hand how important it is to empower young people to feel in control of their lives, I am delighted to be a part of helping Clear Sky to achieve their vision.
Position - The Wayfinder
I am passionate about creating training programmes that combine the latest research in science in combination with getting to the roots of what makes us resilient and healthy.
Position - The Play Maker
I love being part of Clear Sky and helping to contribute to the amazing work our team do!
Position - Head of Therapeutic Thinking
I am passionate about providing children with the right support to enable them to reach their full potential.
Position - The Plate Spinner
Coming from 20 years working for an Educational charity supporting teachers, Jeanette is committed to making her role at Clear Sky fun and fulfilling.
Position - the Clear Sky Mascot
Everybody should learn the Power of Play!
Our Board of Trustees
We are supported by a dedicated and dynamic board of trustees who oversee the strategy, governance and implementation of our Charitable Objectives.
Position - Chair
Tizzy is a qualified Human Resources professional, and has held senior Board and operational positions in a number of blue-chip companies during her career. Now retired she volunteers locally for the National Trust.
Position - Treasurer
Graham found out about the great work that Clear Sky was doing with children who are having difficulties coping with life. He was keen to provide support, particularly in helping Clear Sky achieve its aims for a strong, sustainable financial footing.
Position - Trustee
Felicity is a solicitor who has practiced law in Australia and the UK. Since 2015, she has worked for international charities focused on the prevention of poverty and on supporting children affected by crisis and disadvantage.
Position - Trustee
Maurice is a secondary school Vice Principal. He started his career as a music teacher in London before moving to schools in Reading and Oxford.
Our Rainbow Values
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Our results are impressive and transform young lives
success rate for children who have seen a Clear Sky therapist
decrease in hyperactivity
rise in emotional wellbeing
reduction in peer difficulties
What people are saying
"Your workshop was a fantastic session"
"Really informative and delivered extremely well"
"Clear Sky have been nothing but flexible and the training was very easy to organise"
"This training has been thought provoking"
"A wonderful, beautiful way of using the power of love and connection"
"I can't wait to book on to the next course!"
"This is one of the best training courses I have attended."
"Beautifully presented by the knowledgeable and lovely practitioners"
"I'm very excited and look forward to my next steps!"
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