Shuna Mercer

Shuna Mercer

Outdoor Play Therapist
 07736 062024

Individual Play Therapy for 3-15yrs indoor and nature-based, Group Play Therapy and Filial Play Therapy for families cost £70 per session.
Clinical Supervision costs £55 per session.
Shuna offers face-to-face and online sessions.


About Shuna

Shuna is a highly skilled and professional Play Therapist with over 30 years experience of supporting children, young people and families. Shuna believes in the power and importance of play for all ages and uses a psychodynamic person centred approach.

She is caring, compassionate and builds up a healthy therapeutic relationship quickly with those she works with, providing a safe and secure space to allow her clients to explore issues past, current, conscious or unconscious that are affecting them in the present.

As a pioneer of nature-based play therapy practices, Shuna understands the importance of connecting with Self, others and the natural world to support health and wellbeing and can offer this unique service from her base at Drumbreck yard, Pollok park. She also offers Peer campfire supervision, Introduction to Play Therapy and Nature-based therapeutic skills training.

Shuna works with a range of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Loss, bereavement and separation
  • Depression and low mood
  • Relationship issues
  • Bullying
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Attachment trauma
  • Self-worth
  • Anger issues
  • Communication difficulties
  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • School phobia

Training and experience

Shuna originally trained and worked in film and theatre before studying to become a Play Therapist at Notre Dame clinic in Glasgow. Her training extensively covered topics such as play development, play theories, child development and attachment theory and took a psychodynamic, person centred, non directive approach. After taking her practice into nature over 15 years ago Shuna trained as a forest school leader to complement her work and as well as offering nature-based play therapy she now delivers to other practitioners to take their practice into nature.

Professional Bodies

Shuna is a member of British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT) and adheres to their code of ethics and conduct.