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Vicky Sutton



Practitioner in DDP, Consultant in DDP, Trainer in DDP

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DDP Connects UK

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Vicky Sutton


BSc (Hons), PsychD, CPsychol


United Kingdom


Dr. Vicky Sutton is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who is also registered with the Health Professionals Council (HPC). Since qualifying in 2005, she has specialised in working with traumatised children, their families and professional networks. Dr. Sutton has held specialist ‘looked after children’ posts in both Social Services and the NHS. Since April 2012, Dr. Sutton has worked exclusively in the private sector providing psychological assessments of children’s needs (including attachment / impact of trauma); expert witness assessments and reports for Court; therapeutic interventions; consultation (parents, carers, residential workers, social workers); training and supervision. She has presented at conferences in Wiltshire and Swindon and also at the UK DDP and CPLAAC study days.

Dr. Sutton strongly believes that when children (due to their early experiences of abuse and neglect) struggle to feel safe within their placements, therapeutic approaches that focus on strengthening the child’s attachment to his or her Carers are the most effective in achieving placement stability. For this reason, she has specialised in the therapeutic approach Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. This is Dr. Sutton’s core treatment approach when working with children and their families.