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ABOUT ME

I am a PTUK Accredited Play Therapist with experience of working in primary schools and community settings since 2012. I have a background working with children, young people and families as a mentor, support worker and youth worker since 2004. I undertook specific training to work with Young People and Adolescents in 2017.

Additionally I am a qualified Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor with a Diploma from BCPC in Bath with experience since 2017 of working with adults.  I have a private practice working with adults and young people at The Practice Rooms in Clifton village or Southville, Bristol.

I hold enhanced DBS to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults as well as professional indemnity insurance.

TRAINING

2021

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S ONLINE LIVES

BACP online event exploring the risks and importance of online applications in the lives of children and young people. Exploring the assumptions and biases adults have about online activity and the importance of online identity in the social hierarchy of young people.

2021

NSPCC SAFEGUARDING REFRESHER

NSPCC online training to refresh and renew my knowledge of safeguarding reporting practices, abuse categories, how to recognise signs of abuse and relevant case studies to explore the issues.

2020

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.

2020

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

2019

PTUK CONFERENCE

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

2019

ADOLESCENCE

Margot Waddell workshop exploring the challenges of adolescence. Looking at  how to work effectively with teenage clients and adolescent states of mind.

2018

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

2017

PLAY & CREATIVE ARTS COUNSELLING

PTUK training in the counselling and creative arts skills required to work with older children and young people.

2016

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.