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La Mouline Play Therapy Training Centre

The Certificate and Diploma courses are accredited by PTI , PTUK, . They meet the requirements for registration on the Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists AR approved by the Professional Standards Authority.  The beautiful, peaceful environment enables students to thoroughly relax during and after the study sessions and exercises.  There is also the attraction of combining a  holiday with your training with a range of local accommodation ranging from 12 per person per night sharing a gite to four star hotels.  A typical local hotel price is 40 per night B&B. There are plenty of nearby family attractions.

It is strongly recommended that you rent (or share the rental of) a car.  This will make your stay much more enjoyable through the places and restaurants that you can visit.  Please note that the work is intensive over the 15 days.  La Mouline is in a rural area 10 minutes from the nearest small town. Taxis are expensive.

La Mouline Summer School 2016 details

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Local Accommodation

Downloadable Travel & Accomodation Information - Word   |   PDF
DISCLAIMER: We provide details of travel and accommodation in good faith, therefore we cannot guarantee the description of properties and all details should be checked with the property owner prior to making any accommodation booking.

La Mouline Summer School 2016 details
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'Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills' course

23rd July to 6th August 2016
'Diploma in Play Therapy' course

Saturday 23rd July to 6th August 2016
  • Certificate Application Form - Word   |   PDF
  • Diploma Application Form - Word   |   PDF

Location Map


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La Mouline was built as a small water mill in about 1850. It was burnt down 38 years ago and stood as a ruin for 35 years. The owners have  completed a sympathetic restoration that combines many of the original features with the extensive use of glass to take advantage of the magnificent views.  The Play Therapy Training Centre uses a converted barn as a teaching facility and shady areas of the grounds and other structures for the experiential and practical exercises.
The Centre stands in 26 acres bordered by a mill stream, set in the beautiful Tarnaise countryside. The grounds contain a small lake with an island and rowing boat. There is a heated salt water swimming pool for your use. Most students have a dip before lunch and at 5pm after the teaching. We grow all our own vegetables and you will be able to pick fruit that is in season from a selection of over 70 fruit trees.
Although the nearest neighbour is a kilometre away La Mouline is only 10 minutes from the charming small town of Realmont which has an excellent supermarket, 5 bakers, 4 butchers, 2 pharmacies a doctor with fluent English and 6 ladies' hairdressers(!)  The beautiful city of Albi, (Toulouse-Lautrec centre), with many hotels, is a 20 minute drive way.

Normally the weather is warm to very hot in July and August although there can be some cool days.  In 20056 temperatures during teaching hours ranged from 16C to 42C.  As a result air conditioning has been installed in the teaching room!



Toulouse (Blagnac) airport with budget airline services from many UK airports (typically 60 return) is less than an hour away.  Other services, including international flights are available via Amsterdam and Paris.  Book early (ie at least 3 months in advance) to get the low cost deals!  The La Mouline Play Therapy Training Centre is approximately one hour easy drive from the airport.


A second option is to drive.  This is an excellent way of combining your training with a family holiday.  La Mouline is approximately 650 miles from Calais, mostly on the excellent autoroutes.  We suggest that you have one overnight stay en-route.

Drivetime Map - 60 minutes

Local Accommodation


There are many gites, bed and breakfast and hotels within 30 minutes drive of the play therapy training centre.  Many of the owners speak English indeed many are British!  Please download our local accomodation and travel guide document as either a Word Document (HERE) or a PDF Document (HERE) - DISCLAIMER: We provide details of travel and accommodation in good faith, therefore we cannot guarantee the description of properties and all details should be checked with the property owner prior to making any accommodation booking.. To save time and obtain the accommodation that is best for you please make your booking as early as possible.  July and August are peak holiday demand times and the Tarn area is very popular.


Search further afield if local accommodation is already booked using the 60 minute drivetime map above.  Driving is very easy in this area with few traffic jams and lovely country roads. Photographs of La Mouline Play Therapy Centre

La Mouline - Main building with the 2005 Certificate participants.

La Mouline -Swimming pool being used by course participants at lunchtime (2007).

A group gathering for an experiential exercise under the Linden tree (2005)

Opening exercise briefing under the Linden tree (2007)

Small group discussion (2007)

Sunflower landscape - 15 minutes walk from La Mouline

We're quite proud of the flowers at La Mouline!

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