Practitioner in DDP
B.Ed. (Honours.), Dip. Couns.
I have been working with children and families for over 30 years within the education, social care and charitable sectors. I have both personal and professional experience of the effects of developmental trauma and attachment challenges in children and young people. I have witnessed first-hand the benefits of parenting therapeutically and the difference that DDP can make to a family – including my own!
I am a Certified Theraplay® Practitioner and have a particular interest in working with children who have experienced neglect and trauma and/or who have Autism Spectrum Disorder/Condition. I am experienced in supporting children and families with complex needs, including challenging behaviour and learning disability, and can offer crisis support and home visits as well as seeing families in a purpose-built counselling room in my own home.
I am a Registered Counsellor and Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.