blueboxandtail is a play therapy service established by Petro-Nelise Sollé in 2013.

From early summer 2014, Petro will be providing therapeutic interventions in a dedicated playroom a few miles outside Stroud, in the lovely valley of Chalford.

Her studio space sits in a newly renovated workshop, converted from an old chair factory, now called Victoria Works Studios: “I am very excited to finally have my own space, where I don’t have to lug things around in a trolley-bag and boxes; something I have done since starting therapy placements across London.”

Petro graduated from Roehampton University, London with an MA in Play Therapy in 2011. This was her third degree – Petro’s former lives consisted of acting, directing, voice-work; then a move behind the camera working on features in America whilst travelling, documentaries in the UK, and a short fiction film in her native South Africa, before deciding to change to therapeutic work with children.

For Petro, bringing stories into a healing context brings a hard earned fulfilment: “Yes it’s hard work, and, like good parenting, the aim is a letting go – there will always be an ending to every therapeutic relationship, however long – or short – the duration”.

But she believes the impact and the rewards can be long lasting: “Some moments in the playroom can be profoundly touching; amazingly transformative”.

For more info on the launch of Blue Box and Tail, upcoming workshops and information on Play Therapy, contact: petro (at) blueboxandtail (dot) co (dot) uk

Petro-Nelise is a registered Play Therapist: see