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Alex qualified as a Social Worker in 2001 and spent 12 years working with children and families in the area of Child Protection. During the course of her career, Alex became increasingly interested in the therapeutic needs of children and helping them express themselves.

Alex qualified as a Play Therapist in 2008 and since that time has built her practice working with children who have experienced trauma and loss, including those who are no longer cared for by their birth families. She is particularly interested in the impact of trauma on a child’s development, Attachment and working systemically with families and their professional network.

Alex has completed her Level 2 Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy training and works in a DDP informed way.

Alex has completed her training in MIM (Marshak Interaction Method) and is a reliable coder of Meaning of the Child Interview. Alex has experience of using Care Index and Narrative Story Stems as a means of assessment and intervention.

Alex is Foundation Level accredited Theraplay practitioner and is working towards her intermediate level.

Alex is an experienced trainer in the area of Attachment, Trauma and Play.

Alex is a HCPC registered Social Worker, a BAPT registered Play therapist and is fully insured with Nagalro.

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Sue started her career in residential children’s homes with looked after adolescents. She qualified as a Social Worker in 2001 and has worked across the field of Children and Families social work, from initial assessments through to child protection and fostering and adoption. Sue has becoming increasingly interested in and aware of the impact of developmental trauma and attachment histories. She has used a range of therapeutic approaches to encourage healthy and nurturing relationships between children and their caregivers. She has worked directly with children to help them develop a positive sense of self, emotional expression and regulation and has worked with adults in the network to identify and manage unhelpful behavioural and emotional strategies.

Sue has completed her Level 2 Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy training and works in a DDP informed way.

Sue has completed her training in MIM (Marshak Interaction Method), Meaning of the Child Interview, Care Index and Narrative Story Stems as a means of assessment and intervention.

Sue currently works within a CAMHS service and is experienced in offering a range of mental health interventions, including Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Sue is an experienced trainer in Trauma and Attachment, domestic violence, online safety, sexual abuse and grooming.

Sue is currently studying for her MSc in Attachment Studies at Roehampton University.

Sue is a HCPC registered Social Worker. She is fully insured with Nagalro.

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