Caroline Essame is the founder, owner and managing director of CreateCATT- Singapore and UK. She is a British occupational therapist and creative arts therapist, and has a Masters in education specialising in play based learning. She has worked for over 30 years in the field of creativity and human development, with experience in health and education in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the UK and India. She pioneered South East Asia’s first Masters programme in art therapy, the first creative arts centre in Malaysia for children with autism, and she runs a clinical practice for children with special needs in Singapore. She is visiting creative arts and play consultant for Deepti special school in Kerala, India and an advisor for the Romanian Association for Play Therapy and Dramatherapy. She is also a practising artist, mother of three and a seasoned international trainer.