Practitioner becoming certified in DDP
BA, DipSW, PQCCA
Amanda has worked for the local authority children’s services since qualification in 2004. She had held numerous roles in this time from Assessment team social worker and Practice manager for a specialist attachment and trauma service providing assessment and intervention work for parents /carers and younger age children.
Amanda is an enthusiastic and dedicated practitioner who has a specific interest in working with complex trauma and attachment difficulties and has attended extensive training in these areas. More recently she has undertaken further specific training and is working toward being a fully accredited practitioner in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).
Amanda now works independently and as an associate of Beacon House, a multi-disciplinary therapeutic service. In her role as Therapeutic Social worker at Beacon House Amanda offers parenting interventions that incorporate the principles of DDP while working toward her full accreditation. In addition to this Amanda also offers therapeutic parenting interventions to adopters and foster carers. With Amanda’s experience working with young children, she also offers parents consultations about effective and sensitive parenting approaches which can support more positive behaviour in the child, and a greater emotional connection.