Clear Sky

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.

Our Mission

The relief of mental health difficulties for children by providing therapeutic services to children aged 3-18 and providing support and education for families and professionals working with children.

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.

Meet
the Team

Our amazing team comprises of our dedicated head office staff and our therapeutic team who are based across Oxfordshire and beyond! 

Just click on their picture to find out more about any team member.

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.

Anna Hodgson

Anna Hodgson

Position - Captain of Clear Sky

I am passionate about giving children the opportunity to live happy and fulfilling lives. I am delighted to be a part of helping Clear Sky to achieve their vision.

Becky Hill

Becky Hill

Position - Head of Therapeutic Thinking

I am passionate about providing children with the right support to enable them to reach their full potential.

Jeanette Viney

Jeanette Viney

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. 

Jenny Warren

Jenny Warren

Position - The Juggler

Working for Clear Sky and being part of an extremely passionate and hardworking Team puts a smile on my face everyday, knowing the work we do changes lives for the better.

Jess Haynes

Jess Haynes

Position - The Play Maker

I love being part of Clear Sky and helping to contribute to the amazing work our team do!

Decca Warrington

Decca Warrington

Position - Playground Monitor / Play Therapist

It is very exciting to bring my skills to be part of the Clear Sky team, working alongside people committed to wanting the best for all children. 

Sunny

Sunny

Position - the Clear Sky Mascot

Everybody should learn the Power of Play!

Our Therapy Team

Our amazing therapeutic team are all qualified in Play Therapy, Dramatherapy, Art Therapy, Dance & Movement Psychotherapy or Counselling and Child Psychotherapy. Our therapists are highly experienced and work tirelessly to meet the needs of children through the delivery of our therapeutic services.

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.

We are looking for new trustees to join our board. To find out more please read our Trustees Information Pack and get in touch!

Tizzy Burnell

Tizzy Burnell

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.

Graham Cooper

Graham Cooper

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.

Felicity Decker

Felicity Decker

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.

Maurice Dixon

Maurice Dixon

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.

Perana Parikh

Perana Parikh

Position - Trustee

Perana is a pharmacist with over 30 years experience in the community and NHS sectors. She is particularly interested in innovative ways in which we can help children and young adults.

About us

Our story

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.

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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.”

Sophia Giblin

Our Rainbow Values

We are a
mindful team

We let every
child shine

We create
safe spaces

We are
playful

We never,
ever give up

Our results

Our results are impressive and transform young lives

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success rate for children who have seen a Clear Sky therapist

%

decrease in hyperactivity

%

rise in emotional wellbeing

%

reduction in peer difficulties

News & Events

Grace runs the ‘Bath Half’ for Clear Sky!

Grace runs the ‘Bath Half’ for Clear Sky!

Our lovely friend and Clear Sky supporter Grace Park is kindly running the Bath Half Marathon for Clear Sky on 17th ... Read more »

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