B.Sc (hons) Integrative Therapy 2007
Member of BABCP
2011-present F.A.S.T Worker ( Family Assessment Support Team), Suffolk Social Care Services (working with families of children in the edge of care)
2010-2011 Priory Children's Centre - Co-ordination of Special Needs Services and Support, Norfolk
2005-2010 Children With Additional Needs Team, Supporting families and children with additional/ complex needs, Suffolk Social Care Services
2002- 2005 Ormiston Trust, Working with families and children who had experienced abuse, Norfolk
1998-2002 Mencap, Supporting children and families with disabilities and co-ordination respite services
Whilst working within the Children with Additional Needs Team, The Priory Children's Centre and F.A.S.T I have assessed, co-ordinated and provided support to children and families with difficulties including behavioural, emotional, substance misuse, domestic violence, mental health, bereavement and relationship/ family breakdown. My work with F.A.S.T has been focused on assessing and supporting children and families with a solution focused approach as part of an intensive therapeutic 10 week program to prevent family breakdown and children entering care.
I have experience throughout my working life of consultation and joint working with professionals working with children and families these professionals have included: teachers, support staff, health workers, youth workers and foster carers
Whilst working for Mencap I managed the Outreach Services with the area offering respite and support to families with children with complex and additional needs.I also co- ordinated the special needs services and support through the Priory Children's Centre in Norfolk.
Continuing Professional Development/ Training
I am committed and enthusiastic in keeping up to date with new ideas and thoughts within Integrative Therapy and enjoy the flexibility this therapy allows when working with parents, children and families as a unit.
I adhere to the codes of conduct of the BABCP if which I am a member and regularly attend training to maintain my skills and knowledge base within this field.