I am a PTUK Accredited Play Therapist with experience of working in primary schools and community settings since 2012. I have a private practice based in Hotwells, Bristol.
Additionally I am a qualified Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor with a Diploma from BCPC in Bath. I have a small private practice working with adults and young people at The Practice Rooms in Clifton village or Southville, Bristol.
Please visit my website for adult Counselling here.
I have a background working with children, young people and families as a mentor, support worker and youth worker since 2004. I have worked in an early intervention family support project, a voluntary services youth organisation and for statutory services. I have experience of working with adopted and fostered children, children with special needs, children whose parents have separated and children who have experienced a range of other challenges and display aggressive or hyperactive behaviours.
I hold enhanced DBS certificates to work with children, young people and adults as well as professional indemnity insurance.
BLUE RED GREEN
Thinking Allowed (Bristol specialist CAMHS for adopted & looked-after children) course exploring the world of children who are care experienced and who are on the Autism spectrum.
CERTIFICATE IN ONLINE & TELEPHONE COUNSELLING
Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) Accredited and National Counselling Society approved Course. Over 80 hours training to current BACP competencies looking fully at how to operate effectively as a Counsellor online or on the telephone.
2020 & 2019
WORKING WITH TRAUMA
Completed NICABM Working with Trauma Master Series a set of 5 hour-long webinars from world renowned experts such as Dan Siegel, Stephen Porges, Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine and Allan Schore
An inspiring conference keynote presentation and workshop with the renowned psychotherapist and neuroscientist Louis Cozolino on the evolution of the human mind into a social organ and how individual minds adjust, communicate and regulate one another
Margot Waddell workshop exploring the challenges of adolescence. Looking at how to work effectively with teenage clients and adolescent states of mind.
BACP CHILDREN YOUNG PEOPLE & FAMILIES CONFERENCE
Making connections with an Autistic brain.
Working with risky adolescents.
Supporting children with early years trauma and broken attachments
Alongside yearning children
PLAY & CREATIVE ARTS COUNSELLING
PTUK training in the counselling and creative arts skills required to work with older children and young people.
NEURO-DRAMATIC-PLAY & EMBODIMENT-PROJECTION-ROLE
NDP is an attachment based intervention through play and drama, it emphasises a combination of basic trust, security and ritual, with stimulation, exploration and risk. EPR is a developmental paradigm which charts the progression of dramatic play from birth to seven. Trained by Dr Sue Jennings PhD.
SELF-REGULATION STRATEGIES TO HELP TRAUMA RECOVERY
Training by Betsy de Thierry of the Trauma Recovery Centre (TRC) on self-regulation techniques to help children who have experienced trauma.
FILIAL PLAY COACHING
Training in Filial Play Coaching by PTUK. A method of coaching parents in therapeutic play skills.