About Me


My name is Ian Broady I have worked with children and families for over 20 Years. I have worked in a range of establishment from after school clubs, family centres to children's centres. I was part of a local Sure Start Team and love working with families. 

I live in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire and love it. 


Since 2011  I have been a Play Therapist working around Gloucestershire in schools and a therapy centre. I set up the Spiral Tree because I am passionate about helping families reconnecting with each other. This connection is through play therapy, family support or parent and child relationship workshops. 

I qualified as a Certified Play Therapist in 2011 I completed my training through PTUK. I have regular Clinical Supervision with an experienced supervisor. I believe it is important you are able to fully reflect on your practice to grow and become a better therapist. 


I am a Certified Clinical Supervisor working creatively with the unqualified and qualified therapist and School staff. If you would like to know more about supervision please click here

I have completed the Certified AutPlay® Training. This therapeutic approach is designed for children and families affected by autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, neuro developmental disorders, dysregulation issues, and other developmental disabilities

if you would like to find out more information about Autplay click here

I have recently 2021 trained in Filial Therapy. I completed the intense training to be able offer this Therapy to families. 



If you are worried your child is suffering from one of these issues then please get in contact.

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Challenging behaviour at home 

  • Finding it hard to make friends 

  • Not improving at school

  • Trouble sleeping 

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Other Issues