“Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.”

Bruce Perry

 

ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

Based on the Gloucestershire/ Worcestershire border, I have been a Social Worker since 2002, working with Children and Families in both statutory and therapeutic settings.

EXPERIENCE

Prior to qualifying as a Social Worker, I spent some time working as a Residential Support Worker, working with children and young people with a range of difficulties.

 

After achieving my DipSW, I initially worked in a Children and Families Team where I developed an interest in the needs of Looked After Children.  I was then lucky enough to spend 14 years working in a multi-agency team specialising in providing attachment focused therapeutic interventions for children who are Looked After and Adopted, their parents, carers and the professional network around them.

Whilst working alongside Dr Kim Golding, I was given the opportunity to learn that by utilising attachment informed interventions, in our work with parents, carers and networks, we can unlock the powerful impact that understanding the attachment histories of our children can have; in understanding and creating an environment of empathy both for them, and also those parenting them. 

Relationship is key. 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • BSc Sociology

  • Diploma in Social Work

  • Graduate Certificate in Practice Education

TRAINING

  • Completed DDP level 1&2 training

  • Completed "Train the trainer" training with Dr Kim Golding for Foundations For  Attachments Programme & Nurturing Attachments Programme 

  • Theraplay & MIM assessment level 1

  • Sensory Attachment Intervention level 1

  • Webster Stratton 'Incredible Years' programme

  • Joy Rees Life Story training

  • Thera-build with Lego training

SPECIALTIES
  • Attachment Focused Parent/Carer support

  • Residential support

  • Network support

  • Parenting with PACE

  • Trauma & Attachment difficulties

  • Theraplay informed relationship based play

  • Groupwork & Training

  • Life Story Work

CONTACT ME

 

PHONE

07539 485756

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