Senior Management Team
Dr Margot Sunderland, D.Psych, D.Litt (Hon), MA, BEd, Dip GPTI, F.Coll.T, UKCP reg.
Graeme Blench, LLCMTD, Dip MUSIC THERAPY, Dip SD
Melanie Guymer, Head of School
Tim Beeston, Business and Finance Manager
Shefa Jahan, Academic Registrar
Vicki Smith , Programme Director MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
Roz Read, Programme Director MA Integrative Child Psychotherapy
Lecturers, tutors & guest lecturers
Dr Marie Adams is a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and former journalist with the BBC, now a consulting Psychotherapist to the BBC; training news and documentary staff on trauma and mental health (staff who often witness traumatic events in Britain and abroad.) Research interest in how therapists’ personal lives impact their work with clients. Author: The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist, is published by Routledge.
Dr Sara Alsaraf is a psychiatrist at East London NHS Foundation Trust. She trained as a drama therapist and uses creative arts methods to facilitate individual and group therapy. She is completing a PhD that explores resilience in migrants who have suffered gender-based violence along the migration journey.
Marianne Behm is Head of the Arts Psychotherapy Service at City and Hackney NHS Trust. She has 12 years’ experience as an Art Psychotherapist working in clinical settings in both adult and adolescent psychiatry. She is also a placement supervisor for a number of Arts Therapies courses. Her specialist areas of expertise include personality and psychotic disorders. Practising artist. She also trained in Winnicottian child development work at The Squiggle Foundation.
Graeme Blench is a qualified music therapist and registered Psychotherapist with over 25 years of clinical and training experience. Specialist areas: Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Group Dynamics, Psychodynamic Theory and Practice. Graeme teaches music, group dynamics and psychotherapeutic theory and practice.
Emma Cameron is an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist. She is also a registered member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online) and has a diploma in online therapy. Emma has been working with adult clients online in private practice since 2016.
Tony Gammidge is an artist with practice in a range of fields including film, animation, installation and sculpture. He works particularly in the development of collaborative art and art in the context of mental health and wellbeing. His approach explores stories and narrative, making work that is poetic, intuitive, emotionally engaging and undertakes projects which offer empowerment and identity to the full range of participants. His research focuses on inclusive and collaborative arts practice as a means of exploring stories and narratives. He is a senior Art Therapist with over 15 years clinical experience in adult psychiatry working with people with extreme and enduring mental health problems.
Val Huet is CEO of BAAT and a HCPC Registered Art Therapist and Group Psychotherapist. First degree in sculpture. Worked in Social Services in Adult Mental Health. Head of the Arts Therapies Department at Springfield Hospital for several years working within acute services and community-based resources on a supra-regional Deaf Unit Clinical Practice includes sessional art therapy in a Child and Family clinic and a long term Art Psychotherapy Group. Publications co-editing' Art Psychotherapy Groups: Between Pictures and Words’, and several academic papers on Art Therapy with deaf Clients, long-term Psychiatric Clients, Women and Group Work.
Eugene Hughes is a certified coach, group facilitator and licenced psychotherapist. He qualified as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education and is registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy and the Health Care Professions Council. He is particularly interested in working with the unconscious and active imagination to enable people to release their full creative potential. He has extensively researched the role of imagination and archetypes in leadership and developed The Leadership Archetypes as a methodology for contemporary leadership development. He has also a won multiple awards for his work including most recently best director at London Independent Film Festival. Eugene is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
Francesca La Nave is an art psychotherapist and Group Analytic psychotherapist lecturing on a number of Art psychotherapy courses. Her MA in Group and Intercultural Therapy focused her interest around the use of dreams and images in Art psychotherapy and the practice of Social Dreaming. She is a trained MBT practitioner, working for the NHS in a specialist service for patients with Complex Needs and Borderline Personality Disorder and manages all Arts Therapies training placements for her Trust. She also has a clinical and supervisory private practice working with both, adults and children. She is a practicing Artist and poet.
Tsafi Lederman Body Psychotherapist who specialises in Arts and Gestalt. Private psychotherapy supervision practice and trainer for over 20 years. Lecturer and tutor on the Diploma and MA Course in Integrative Arts in Psychotherapy. Co-Director of the MA in Creativity and Imagination course at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education for many years. Tsafi graduated from art school and studied expressive movement and Butto dance theatre in Japan. She has contributed to chapters and articles in the area of therapeutic relationship in clinical work.
Dr Graham Music is a Consultant Child Psychotherapist in the Tavistock Clinic’s Child and Family Department and works as an adult Psychotherapist in private practice. Worked in the Tavistock Fostering, Adoption and Kinship Care Team for over ten years. Managed a range of services concerned with the aftermath of child maltreatment and neglect and has for many years organised community-based therapy services, particularly in schools. Organises trainings for therapists in CAMHS, leads on child development and teaches and supervises on the Tavistock Child Psychotherapy Training as well as a range of psychotherapy and other training courses in England and abroad. He has a particular interest in the interface between clinical work and developmental understandings. His publications include Nurturing Natures: Children’s Attachment and Emotional, Sociocultural and Brain Development (2010) and Affect and Emotion (2001).
Gary Nash Dip AT, MAAT, trained in 1989 and 1995 at both Goldsmiths’ and St Albans. He has developed a private practice since 1995 alongside his work in social services, the voluntary sector and mainstream education. Gary co-founded the London Art Therapy Centre in 2009, where he is Clinical Co-Director providing individual and group art psychotherapy and delivering professional workshops and training for arts therapists. He also established the BAAT Special Interest Group in Private Practice in 2010, which provides a professional forum for art therapists working in private practice.
Dr Vanja Orlans was Programme Leader of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies (DCPsych), a joint programme of Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University. She was also Joint Head of the Integrative Department at Metanoia.
Hannah Rees is an experienced UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist and over 13 years’ experience in private practice, over 6 years in work-place counselling and over 3 years in the third sector. She has worked as a senior counsellor supporting Survivors of CSA through a Public Inquiry, clinical lead for a Women's Counselling Service in the Third Sector, case manager and affiliate counsellor for an Employees Assistance Provider(EAP), counsellor and clinical assessor for a family centre and a university counselling service, and assistant trainer on the MSc Gestalt Programme at Metanoia Institute. Hannah was also a group co-facilitator with the Centre Director for survivors at Rape Crisis, which provided the inspiration for the illustrated book, The Courage to be Me”, by Dr Nina Burrowes.
Elizabeth Ronan is a senior Social Worker. Currently works for the Local Authority as an Independent Reviewing Officer chairing Child Protection Conferences, Looked After Children's Reviews and Adoption Reviews. Liz also worked for a number of years as part of the therapy team at Family Futures (Adoption Support Agency) undertaking assessments and providing therapeutic packages of support for adopted and fostered children and their families. Prior to this Liz worked in CAMHs developing a service for adopted children and parents experiencing difficulties, conducted risk assessments and worked therapeutically with a range of children and young people experiencing complex and often severe mental health difficulties.
Dr Valerie Sinason is a poet, writer, child and adult psychotherapist, and adult psychoanalyst. She has written and edited over fifteen books and one hundred and eighty papers. After working at the Tavistock Clinic for twenty years, she left to start a Clinic for Dissociative Studies, from which she retired two years ago. She won a lifetime achievement award from the ISSTD and is on their Board. She is also President of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Disability.
Jude Smit is a UKCP and HCPC registered Psychotherapist/Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, working with groups and individuals in a range of settings, including a hospital, further and higher education and in private practice. She runs psychodynamic and integrative arts-based groups, as well as working with individuals experiencing trauma, PTSD and CPTSD and is a mental health advisor in Further Education. She has an ongoing interest and investment in research and has been involved in various research projects focused on mental health over the last 15 years, within the education and health sectors. She has presented at several conferences and is currently undertaking Psychology PhD research, focusing on lived experiences of attempted suicide in students.
Joan Woddis worked as an art teacher/therapist in London for many years. She was a full-time lecturer on the postgraduate course in art therapy at University of London Goldsmith's College, a practicing group-analytic psychotherapist, and Chairperson of the British Association of Art Therapists.
Tim Wright was editor of IJAT: Inscape from 2008 to 2014 and is currently chair of BAAT. He is Head of Arts Therapies for non-forensic services in West London Mental Health Trust, where he is developing an at therapy psycho-education programme.
Neil Young is an integrative arts psychotherapist. He has 20 years’ experience as a trainer and queer community advocate, founding Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre in north-west London and working as an LGBT advisor for the first two Mayors of London.
Roz Read – Programme Director
Roz Read is the Programme Director of the Integrative Child Psychotherapy training and is a UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist. With a background working in the arts, she has worked extensively with children and teenagers in multi-cultural inner-city community projects, schools and multidisciplinary teams for over 30 years. For the past 18 years, Roz has worked with adopted, LAC and permanently placed children offering individual therapy to children, family therapy and parenting support. Currently, Roz works at PAC-UK as a child and family psychotherapist, and prior to this worked at Family Futures. Roz is a freelance trainer and clinical supervisor and has a special interest in integrating treatment approaches for developmental trauma, attachment and working with the body and is an accredited Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner.
Neela Basu Neela is a UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist and an artist. She teaches playful approaches to develop observation and creativity. Neela works within a Neurodevelopmental Team for CAMHS and has experience of providing psychotherapy for children with severe trauma, attachment difficulties and disability. Neela’s special area of interest is early intervention for children, and this includes working sensitively and thoughtfully with parents and professionals.
Dr Mary Rose Brady Mary Rose is an Artist, Art Psychotherapist, Specialist Parenting Practitioner and Educator with over 25 years’ experience of working with children, young people and families in the UK and internationally. Currently, she is the Deputy CEO, Director of Operations and Lead Advisor for Children and Young People’s mental health for the British Association of Art Therapists where she developed BAAT’s first Accredited Course in Working with Children in Art Therapy.
Dr Denise Buchanan With a background in psychology, youth work, nursing and teaching, Denise has a vast experience of teaching a range of subjects such as psychology, health studies cookery and music. This teaching has taken place within an inner city college, where she has worked with teenagers, children and adults including adults who have mental health problems. Her PhD research investigated the transformative potential of learning among adult students with moderate to severe mental health problems, from which she has published articles. Presently, Denise is working at UCL Institute of Education where she has worked with research students at Masters and PhD level, as well as being involved in a five year research project. This longitudinal project involves following the same primary school children (from age seven to eleven) who are members of the 'bottom ability' group in their classes. Through interviews and observations in class, the study seeks to investigate links between personal and social flourishing and learning, and factors that influence the experiences of these children.
Emma Connor Integrative Child Psychotherapist and registered with UKCP, over sixteen years’ experience working with vulnerable children presenting social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in educational settings. Director, practicing child psychotherapist, trainer and consultant for Your Space Therapies - a Sussex based therapy service providing holistic support for children, families and school staff countywide.
Dr Zack Eleftheriadou, PsychD, MSc, M.A. Zack is a Fellow, Chartered Counselling Psychologist & Chartered Scientist (all BPS accredited). She is an adult (Integrative & psychoanalytic), child and parent-infant psychotherapist (all UKCP reg.) She is a pastoral tutor, infant observation tutor and primary supervisor on the MA Child Psychotherapy training at IATE. She lectures, provides training and has published extensively in the area of developmental issues and cross-cultural work, including the text ‘Psychotherapy and Culture’ (Karmac). Alongside her teaching work, she has a private practice consultancy in North London, providing psychotherapy and supervision. She is a visiting external examiner for Doctoral level university students in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology and a reviewer for international journals. Zack has held clinical posts in the NHS (including The Royal London, The North Middlesex and Chase Farm Hospitals and charities, such as: ‘Freedom from Torture’ and the Intercultural Therapy Centre, ‘Nafsiyat’.
Tracy Godfroy UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Senior Consultant. Tracy was previously Acting Manager and Head of Therapy at a residential therapeutic community where she developed a 52-week group work programme for traumatised children and young people. Tracy also has extensive experience in training, supervision and consultation with adoptive families and/or young people with complex trauma. She is a contributing author to Helping Teenagers with Anger and Low Self Esteem, (Sunderland, 2012) and is an approved author for TeachIt, an online educational resource for CPD blogs and articles on mental health in the classroom.
Dom Guard- Programme Director
Dom Guard is an Integrative Child Psychotherapist and Supervisor who works with children, adolescents and parents in private practice. He has worked therapeutically in many settings including Family Futures, within schools, with school-excluded children, as an expert witness and won the Teens and Toddlers project. He is the author of ten published storybooks for children.
Dr Daniel Hughes Dan Hughes is an internationally acclaimed Clinical Psychologist with a clinical practice specialising in the treatment of children and their families in Pennsylvania, USA. He has decades of profoundly moving clinical practice with very traumatised children and adolescents and his text Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children has changed the face of psychological treatment with children all over the world. He is the author of several other ground-breaking books in child psychotherapy and child development including Attachment-Focused Parenting and Attachment-Focused Family Therapy. Dan is the originator of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy using the ‘PACE’ method and teaches his attachment focused treatment throughout the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK.
Dr Anna Kacperek, MRCPsych
Anna Kacperek is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She qualified as a medical doctor in 2002 and also trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy (2000-2004). Anna further trained in psychiatry and became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2011. Her Higher Specialist Training in Child and Adolescent Mental Health was completed at St Mary’s Scheme, London, which is affiliated to Imperial College. She has been involved in teaching psychiatry to medical students as well as other clinicians working within the public mental health service. She worked within a variety of NHS settings with children and adults, including people with learning and physical disabilities. Anna has particular expertise in the assessment and management of neurodevelopmental disorders - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADD/ADHD), Autistic Spectrum Disorders or Tic disorder and assesses children under the age of 18 in a specialist ADHD clinic within the NHS. In her everyday practice, she treats young people presenting with a range of psychiatric disorders – depression, general anxiety, phobias, OCD, eating disorders and psychosis and has experience in assessment and treatment of psychological trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder and trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). Her training combines medical knowledge with experience in child development, family work, and individual therapies. She also uses an attachment as well as psychoanalytic theory perspective to understand problems in the child-caregiver relationship. Her work often combines psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, medication if indicated with talking therapy.
Clair Lewoski is a UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist and HCPC Registered Dramatherapist, who has been working as a therapist since 1997. She has worked in education, CAMHS and an arts therapies trauma outreach service, where she specialised in work with Looked After Children. She set up a therapy service across 10 primary schools in the North of England, funded by The Children’s Fund which integrated work with mindfulness, massage and arts-based therapies with children, their teachers and families. She currently works in private practice in Cambridge as a psychotherapist and also as a Mentalization Based Family Treatment Practitioner. In addition to work with IATE students, she also teaches on the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling Masters degree programme at Cambridge University. She has a Masters with Distinction from the Tavistock Clinic and is currently studying for her doctorate at Cambridge University, looking at working with the body in child and adolescent therapy.
Caroline was a Nursery Teacher and Early Years Co-ordinator for many years. Having consequently trained as an Integrative Child Psychotherapist and specialist training in Infant Observation, she now has extensive experience of working with deeply traumatised children, both in schools for children with special needs and private practice. She also facilitates Parenting Support Groups, is a Clinical Supervisor and runs training for nurseries and other early years settings in child development, attachment and neuroscience.
Liz Murray-Bligh UKCP registered Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, (The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education,) and trained Supervisor, (The Gestalt Centre, London). Fifteen years’ experience working in schools using a systemic approach focussing mainly on the client, but also engaging with the family, the school and relevant external agencies. Placement supervisor for IATE students.
Tereza Nogueira Tereza is a UKCP registered Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist with an MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy from IATE and an MA in the Psychoanalytic Studies of Adolescence from the Tavistock Centre. Tereza’s clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, parents and teachers in private and educational sectors for more than 20 years. She has years of experience working with individuals with special needs, especially individuals with communication disorders. Tereza’s special interest is supporting young people during the turmoil of adolescence. She is a clinical supervisor and a study group facilitator for Child in Time (Counselling Services in School). Tereza has also been lecturing on working with autism and on states of mind in adolescence in the UK and abroad. Her most recent work is to support Unity in Health: http://unityinhealth.org Unity in Health’s mission is to work together to improve global mental health. For this Tereza is helping Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu to create a counselling course for children and adolescents and to promote counselling services in schools. Tereza is also supporting trauma-based training at a refuge for deeply traumatised children and adolescents who have been trafficked to India.
Jane Orton Jane is a UKCP registered senior psychotherapist with decades of clinical experience working with children, teenagers and adults. She is also a clinical supervisor. She is also a highly experienced group work trainer and a trainer in psychotherapy and counselling. Jane trained in Jungian sandplay with Joel Ryce Menuhin.
Dr Yvonne Osafo Yvonne is a UKCP registered Parent-Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and works with adults, children and families with a special focus on parent-infant relationships from pregnancy to age 3 years.
Tina Read Tina is a UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist and a documentary film producer who has made films for television. After many years of leading therapy services in schools, Tina now works for CAMHS as a manager.
Anne-Marie Reid-Cofie Anne-Marie Is a qualified Integrative Arts Child Counsellor, Systemic Practitioner and Supervisor who trained at IATE, the Chiron Institute and the London Centre for Psychodrama. She has over 20 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and families, having worked as a residential social worker, family assessment officer, youth worker and youth arts facilitator specialising in dance. Anne-Marie is a trained Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities (SFSC) and Families and Schools Together (FAST) Facilitator. She also held Programme Manager and Director positions at DreamArts (a creative and therapeutic arts outreach charity for children and young people ages 7-25 years old and their families) for 18 years. There she developed art-based programmes and initiated the out of school hours arts-based therapy service. In her private practice - Cocoon Arts Therapy, she offers individual, parent-child and family counselling and has initiated and managed therapeutic services in schools and charities. She is currently reading a masters in Systemic Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Institute. She practices African, Caribbean and Contemporary dance, and likes to go to the theatre, watch films and travel.
Liz Ronan Liz is a psychology graduate and social worker who is currently working as an Independent Reviewing Officer for Newcastle City Council. Liz previously worked in a front-line Child Protection setting making decisions around significant harm and safeguarding. Liz has also worked extensively with traumatised children and young people both as part of the therapy team at Family Futures and within CAMHS, offering therapeutic interventions to adopted children and those experiencing complex and often severe mental health difficulties.
Emily Samuel Emily is UKCP accredited integrative Child Psychotherapist with over 10 years of clinical experience. She worked for over 6 years as a clinician at the Yale Child Study Center Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children. Emily was on the early childhood team providing dyadic intervention for caregivers and children under the age of 5 as well as seeing older children for a diverse array of mental health needs. Emily also provided clinical services to the Moms Partnership - an interagency Yale initiative with the goal of improving maternal mental health, infant attachment and increasing socio-economic mobility of high-risk mothers with the ultimate goal of supporting future generations. Emily specialises in trauma, attachment issues, early childhood, and mental health with training in Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour therapy, Dialectical Behaviour therapy and the Circle of Security. Emily recently returned to the UK and currently has a private practice in Bath.
Camilla Sim Camilla is the Course Director for the Diploma in Child Counselling & Child Psychotherapeutic Counselling at IATE. She is a UKCP registered Integrative Child & Adult Psychotherapist and Supervisor. She has over 20 years’ experience working in schools as a psychotherapist. She also works privately offering therapy to children, adolescents and adults and provides parenting and family consultations. She is trained in Attachment Focused EMDR and Focusing – both approaches that are based on the premise that given the right support, the body can naturally heal itself.
Dr Margot Sunderland
Dr Margot Sunderland is Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London, Honorary Visiting Fellow at London Metropolitan University and Child Psychotherapist with over twenty years’ experience of working with children and families. Margot trained initially in Child Psychotherapy with John Hood Williams (former Principal - Institute of Child Psychology - Lowenfeld training). For many years, she worked as a child psychotherapist in children’s homes and adolescent units alongside her private practice. She is the author of over twenty books in the field of child mental health, which collectively have been translated into eighteen languages and published in twenty-four countries. Her internationally acclaimed book, “The Science of Parenting” (Dorling Kindersley), won First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book awards 2007 Popular Medicine section. (Paperback version entitled “What Every Parent Needs to Know”). The book, endorsed by one of the world’s leading affective neuroscientists, Professor Jaak Panksepp, is the result of ten years research on the long-term effects of adult-child interaction on the developing brain. Dr Sunderland has two doctorates, one in child psychotherapy, thesis entitled “The Application of Art and Science to the Psychological Treatment of Children.” Margot was also a member of the Early Years Commission, Centre for Social Justice, Westminster and co-author of the cross-party advisory report “The Next Generation” (early years intervention). She is founder of the “Helping Where it Hurts” programme, which offers free arts therapy to troubled children in Islington Primary schools. She co-directed the Gulbenkian funded research study, which in liaison with University of Cambridge School of Education, measured outcomes for this intervention. She has been featured on TV and radio on several occasions, as a child and parenting expert.
Peter Wilson Peter is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who worked at the Brent Centre for 10 years. He trained with Anna Freud and worked in numerous mental health services for children and adolescents. He also co-founded and directed Young Minds for 14 years. Peter has been a Vice President for fifteen years.
Karen Stallard– Programme Director
Karen Stallard is a registered Psychotherapist with UKCP, registered Counsellor with BACP and registered Art Therapist with HCPC. She trained at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education where she gained a Masters in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. Her private practice is called Feeling Found, which is based in Highbury and Islington where she works mainly with adults.
Karen is also on the steering group for a bi-annual conference called ‘Continuing the Journey’, which provides CPD to therapists and spiritual leaders. More recently she has been teaching Art therapy to degree level students at Goldsmiths University and is a trainer and supervisor for Trauma Informed Schools UK as well as being the course director for the Child Certificate in Counselling Skills at The institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. Karen is also the inventor and designer of 20 Dreams, a card game which helps develop creativity and emotional literacy as well as being great fun to play!
Carla Barber Doyle - Programme Director
Carla is the Programme Director for the Diploma in Counselling Teenagers. Having worked in education for over 25 years, she has a wealth of experience in working therapeutically with adolescents, and understands the therapeutic aspects of teaching. She trains staff in schools on how to support young people's social and emotional development within the educational setting. She qualified as an Integrative Art Psychotherapist at IATE in 2008.
Ellie is a UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist, She is a Lead Trainer for Trauma Informed School UK. Ellie has been a Chair for The Centre for Child Mental Health for over 15 years and regularly presents for CCMH at conferences. An Educational Consultant, Supervisor and Key Note Speaker Ellie is also a Consultant and Trainer in Parenting and Communication Skills. Ellie has worked for over 30 years with children, adolescents and adults across a variety of settings, including Education, The Community, and CAMHS as well as in private practice.
Ellie is currently Head of Psychological Health and Well Being for WAVE Multi Academy Trust.
Sarah initially trained in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, and Cognitive Analytic Therapy and worked with adult client's both in the NHS and in private practice, Seeing that so many of the adults she worked with were carrying the legacy of childhood trauma, Sarah went on to train at IATE and is a UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist. Sarah has a special interest in working with children and young people who have suffered developmental trauma and works at Beacon House Therapeutic Service and Trauma Team where she offers a variety of interventions to adopted children and their families including Creative Art Based Psychotherapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Parenting, Theraplay and EMDR. Alongside clinical work Sarah is passionate about the need for trauma informed education and trained to become a trainer and home group tutor with Trauma Informed Schools UK.
Simon Harrison- Programme Director
Gerry O Riordan
Anne Marie Reid
Claire Loewe- Programme Director