Team Lead and Adoption Support Therapist
MSc Social Work, Theraplay® (Level 2), Dyadic Development Psychotherapy (DDP) Level 1, Non Violent Resistance (NVR) Foundation, Certificate in Therapeutic Life Story Work, Foundation in Art Therapy.
Memberships: Social Work England registered; Theraplay Institute; BASW
CV & DBS number available on request
I am the Team Lead for the Therapeutic Services Team at The Centre. I am also a Theraplay® Informed Practitioner with significant post qualifying experience working with adoptive children and families. I joined the team in April 2017.
I oversee the delivery of therapeutic services which reflect the needs of adoptive families. I am passionate about our team delivering a high quality service that is responsive to the needs of children and their families. For this reason we ensure that we offer in-depth, specialist, clinical, multi-disciplinary assessments that ensure the best type of therapeutic approach is offered.
Alongside coordinating service delivery, I also work directly with a small number of families to build and strengthen relationships using Theraplay® informed practice. I am very passionate about maintaining some direct work with families as this helps me keep in touch with the needs of families who are parenting extremely complex children.