Practitioner in DDP, Consultant in DDP, Trainer in DDP
BSc Hons, D. Clin. Psych.
Sue Drake is a Clinical Psychologist who worked for many years in CAMHS in Plymouth before leaving in 2012 to practice in the private sector as an expert witness in child care proceedings and also as a DDP practitioner, consultant and trainer. Throughout her career, Sue has always found herself drawn to work with families and socially disadvantaged communities and individuals where power imbalances make themselves most keenly felt. Prior to working at CAMHS, Sue worked as an academic research psychologist, at a charity working with women who were being domestically abused, and with young people in care and/or offending.
DDP helped Sue to find a way to link her interest in equality to her therapeutic work in helping children and adults to develop secure, nurturing, respectful relationships between family members and, as a result, with the wider community, rooted in the premise that feeling and being respected and understood promotes inclusivity, increases empowerment and decreases defensive reactivity.