Meet the Team
Director of Children's Services
Bsc (HONS)Psych.CERT HSC.Post Graduate Dip. Play Therapy BAPT Reg.
APPROVED BAPT (UK) Clinical Supervisor
Sandra has Recently formally co-opted on to the Board of BAPT- the Registration body for Play Therapy.She is a BAPT Reg. Play Therapist, clinically trained and qualified to provide therapy to children and young people age 3-25yrs, and may include work with their parents and carers.
Her specialism is in attachment and complex trauma, and how this impacts on children’s lives and at different developmental stages. She provides consultancy on Attachment, Trauma, Bereavement and other issues affecting the development and wellbeing of children and young adults, as well as the delivery of training workshops to professionals, parents and carers.
Her extensive background work spans 25yrs working across a range of multi-agency settings, including Social Work Services, Health, Education, and 3rd Sector Orgs.
Sandra has completed further specialist training in Filial Therapy (working with Parent and Child together), which aims to strengthen and enhance the parent/child attachment relationship. And is an Accredited BAPT UK Clinical Supervisor.
Sandra was instrumental in helping set up a bereavement service in a hospice, providing a Play Therapy service for children and young people affected by bereavement or living with a parent, carer or family member with a life limiting illness.
Sandra specialises in attachment; using therapeutic clinical interventions to overcome trauma experienced in childhood; providing support and guidance to parents; delivering training to professionals working with children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). She have been formally co-opted on to the Board of BAPT- the Registration body for Play Therapy.
Lead Child and Family Worker
Stephen is the lead Child & family Worker and is qualified and trained in Social Care Children & Families, Theraplay and COSCA Certificate in Counselling.
He supports the Play Therapist and works under the Play Therapist's supervision to support parents and carers to help identify the issues that are concerning for their child and impacting on their lives, to educate them in how best to support their child's emotional wellbeing, and provide strategies and techniques that can be used within the family home and/or school.
Stephen is trained in Theraplay and Group Theraplay which is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun.
Stephen has many years’ experience working with children and families within the local authority, education services and large national third sector organisations.
Stephen specialises in attachment; using therapeutic clinical interventions to overcome trauma experienced in childhood; providing support and guidance to parents; delivering training to professionals working with children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
BSc (Hons) Psychology, PGDIP Play Therapy. PTUK registered Play Therapist - qualified 2017.
Lisa is a PTUK registered Play Therapist and has 16 years’ experience working with children and families in various multi-agency roles including working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties; as an Assistant Psychologist in West Dunbartonshire Educational Psychology Service for 2 years primarily involved in the research and evaluation of Nurture Groups in Primary Schools, Restorative Practices in Secondary Schools, and Raising Attainment for Looked After and Accommodated Children. Lisa also delivered Seasons for Growth peer support groups for children experiencing change and loss, including bereavement; she spent 6 years working in the Northern Territory of Australia Department of Children and Families delivering statutory Child Protection Services and has a wide range of experience including initial intake and assessments; child protection investigations; case management of children looked after in foster, kinship and residential care placements. Lisa worked for 3 years as the Northern Territory Interstate Liaison Officer, which involved working cooperatively and collaboratively with other legal jurisdictions across Australia and New Zealand; she has experience of working with Aboriginal children, families and communities
Lisa specialises in attachment; using therapeutic clinical interventions to overcome trauma experienced in childhood; providing support and guidance to parents; delivering training to professionals working with children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)