Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer of Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies
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)
BA (hons) Psychology, MSc Play Therapy BAPT reg*
I became passionate about supporting children with difficulties as a result of my own neurodiverse child experiences in early years. This passion transitioned to studying psychology at Strathclyde University. After graduating I wanted to do something that had an emphasis on evidence-based support for children and their families in my local area. Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies evidenced a commitment to improving outcomes for children and young people in Inverclyde and was associated with quality and responsibility. For five and a half years I have been proud to be part of the Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies team in a variety of volunteering and employed roles and as a student on placement for 3 years of my clinical training. Most notably in 2021, I completed my clinical MSc training in Play Therapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. I am now a BAPT registered non-directive Play Therapist here at Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies.
Jungian Sandplay Practitioner
BSC (Hons) Psychology PGDIP Play Therapy PTUK Registered Play Therapy
Lisa is a PTUK Registered Play Therapist and has 19 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 Dumbartonshire 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 of 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 began working with Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies in 2017 and now a Registered Sandplay Therapist with the Association for Sandplay Therapists (AST).
MA Social Policy Post Graduate Dip in Community Education MSc Play Therapy
Suzanne is a BAPT registered Play Therapist and has 20 years’ experience of working with children and families in various roles in Education and Third Sector Organisations. Her specialism is in working with children who have experienced trauma and in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Suzanne has completed further training in Autplay Therapy which is an integrative family play therapy framework which is intended to help the mental health needs of neurodivergent children (including autistic children, those with ADHD, social anxiety, sensory differences, learning differences and developmental and physical disabilities.)
PTUK registered Play Therapist, AutPlay Therapist
Vanora is a PTUK registered Play Therapist with experience of working with children and young people from ages 3 to 17 years old. She is also registered AutPlay Therapist, specialising in supporting Autistic children and those with additional support needs.
Post Graduate Dip Play Therapy PTUK Reg
I am a Play Therapist at Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies. I have worked for Mind Mosaic Child and Family therapies for 1 and a half years. I have 22 years of experience working with children in various roles incorporating my passion for play and child development into each role. I have focused my work on helping children grow in confidence, character and creativity using a child-centred approach and wished to develop this further. I trained to be a Play Therapist at Leeds Becket University obtaining a postgraduate diploma with distinction.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Diploma in Counselling and Group Work
Eamonn is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a Diploma in Counselling and Group Work. He is also provisionally accredited through BABCP and since attaining his qualification in 2014, he has continued his clinical practice within Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies. Eamonn describes his method when working with young people as providing them with a space to be heard, to help them to attain coping skills to deal with their current problems and to figure out how they can take this knowledge to cope with that future challenges come their way. Eamonn enjoys the concept of working as a team in identifying unhelpful thinking styles and behaviours and carrying out his work with young people in a warm, empathetic, congruent and strictly confidential basis.
Family Support Work
HNC in Childcare and Education, Post Graduate Dip. Play Therapy, Trained in Therapy Techniques, BAPT registered Supervisor and Play Therapist, First Aider
I have worked in Childcare for 30 years in a variety of roles, from early education/nursery age to supporting children with additional needs, particularly children experiencing Social, Emotional , and Behavioural challenges. Through this work, I became interested in play therapy and the healing power of play. Further to 3 years postgraduate clinical training at Notre Dame Centre Glasgow in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde, I qualified as a BAPT registered PlayTherapist in 2010. I have been fortunate enough to work in different organisations ( all charities) that offer play therapy to individual and groups of children. In 2017 I trained in Therapy techniques, this is a programme on attachment-based play and further enhanced my skills to work with children and their parent/carers. I have always had an interest in supporting parent/carers whose children were engaging in the play therapy process. WI have been with Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies for the last 10 months and feel this definitely the right move for me. I have a real passion for supporting parents/carers and their families.
CAROL ANNE CRAWFORD
I am a fully qualified adult counsellor and registered member of BACP with 10 years experience counselling with Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies and hold an additional qualification in Childcare and Adolescent Counselling. I have also completed an additional qualification in young people’s counselling I have been part of the Mind Mosaic child and Family Therapies Team since the very beginning of our journey, as the first ever student to undertake a placement back in 2014. It is a privilege to be part of such a professional organisation delivering a much needed service to the residents within Inverclyde.
Person Centred Counsellor
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, working with teenagers and adults works with teenagers age 16-18yrs at Mind Mosaic Child and Family therapies. As a person-centred counsellor, I utilise a non-directive and humanistic approach to therapy. I facilitate and support all my clients in a non-judgemental and safe space to allow all my clients to self-actualise increase their self-acceptance, personal growth, self awareness and identity as well as minimising negative beliefs, guilt, shame, which then allows my clients to reach their full potential.
Child and Family Worker
BA Communications & Mass Media, MA Multimedia Journalism
Adelle comes from an academic background in communications and journalism, with a career spanning over ten years. She became passionate about mental health and wellbeing in the perinatal period and for children after becoming a parent, and through her own lived experiences. This led to her retraining and undertaking various CPD courses in order to provide support for families and young people. Based in Lanarkshire, she facilitated groups in nurseries, schools and the community alongside working with young people on a one-to-one basis. Upon moving back to Inverclyde, Adelle joined Mind Mosaic Child and Family therapies in September 2020 as a sessional worker before becoming a member of the staff team as a Family Worker in April 2021. Primarily working with groups, she facilitates our therapeutic Superhero Group and attachment based Wee Minds Groups for babies and toddlers up to the age of three and their parents. She also supports young people and parents on a one-to-one basis.
BSC Hons in Forensic Psychology, Level 1 Animal Assisted Play Therapy
Kendal is part of our Admin team here at Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies. She began this role in May 2021, however, had volunteered with us since the beginning. Her role as part of the admin team is to ensure the organisation and client’s needs are met and keeping up with the effective running of the office. Kendal has a background in Health and Social Care, completing her NC and Higher in Health Care the SVQ2 in Health and Social Care. She then worked for 8 years in a local nursing home, caring for the elderly. Kendal has now completed her studies and how has her BSc Hons in Forensic Psychology.
Joyce is part of our Admin team here at Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies. She took this role on in May 2019, however, has been a dedicated volunteer with us since the beginning. Joyce’s roles centres around finance/accounts. She holds qualifications in procurement, accounting and administration and has worked for various businesses both local and further afield. She is with us 3 days a week in her admin post but continues to offer her valuable time to us in a voluntary role for all of our fundraising events.
Team Super Hero
Andrew has worked at Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies for 6 years. His roles are working primarily as an assistant to the therapist and family worker in the Super Hero Group and occasionally helping with administrative work.
Group Sessional Worker
I’ve been working with Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies as a group sessional worker for a few months now but prior to that I have been a volunteer with them since the charity was established. Have helped out with various fundraising events and also been part of an interview panel for roles within the charity. A few years back I was able to win £3000 for the charity through the Youth Philanthropy Initiative when I was in high school. I am currently studying Professional Cookery in college which is advantageous to me within Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies. My role within the charity is mainly being involved with Food, Love and Weans, this allows me to gain more experience working with families and children along with being able to add Tony skills and learn from other members of the team. During my time here I have been able to gain my First Aid Certificate as well as my Food Hygiene Certificate. I thoroughly enjoy being part of this team at Mind Mosaic Child and Family therapies and am grateful for the experiences they allow me to have.
I have been working with Mind Mosaic Child and Family Therapies as a part-time receptionist and admin assistant since 2020 and have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the amazing work they do for the young people of Inverclyde. My other achievements include being awarded Dux in my sixth year at Clydeview Academy and currently studying Spanish, Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Glasgow.