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Relational & Attachment Trauma

Lisa started her training in an arts therapies degree in 1998 and completed six years training as a creative psychotherapist specialising in childhood trauma and youth offending at Roehampton in London.  Lisa is passionate about working with children and teens who have experienced trauma and attachment disruption, and she has worked as a creative arts psychotherapist and life story consultant in fostering teams and schools for over 15 years. 

Lisa integrates creative arts psychotherapy with an approach called Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) which is a framework for therapy and parenting developmentally traumatised children. She is dedicated to supporting children, parents and carers through approaches which have relationships at their heart.   

Lisa started her training in an arts therapies degree in 1998 and completed six years training as a creative psychotherapist specialising in childhood trauma and youth offending at Roehampton in London.  Lisa is passionate about working with children and teens who have experienced trauma and attachment disruption, and she has worked as a creative arts psychotherapist and life story consultant in fostering teams and schools for over 15 years. 

Lisa integrates creative arts psychotherapy with an approach called Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) which is a framework for therapy and parenting developmentally traumatised children. She is dedicated to supporting children, parents and carers through approaches which have relationships at their heart.   

Lisa has worked as a clinical lead specialising in addictions, eating and mood disorders working in a variety of settings from rehabilitation centres, schools, foster care teams, youth services, prisons and women refuges.  Lisa has, for many years, managed therapeutic teams as a clinical lead within addiction family services and specialist schools providing therapy for children and their families. 

Therapy is often about talking our problems through. Lisa's practice can offer, if helpful and right for you, more creative techniques inviting the chance to explore challenging feelings that may be holding us back in our lives and relationships, in creative and dynamic ways. Lisa has experience of working in this way with any age from the age of five.

Lisa's practice for relational and attachment trauma is an approach that can help individuals recognize the role relationships play in the shaping of daily experiences, and attempts to help people understand patterns appearing in the thoughts and feelings they have toward themselves and others.

The therapy focus is on relationships with others being an essential aspect of emotional well-being. People who find it difficult to maintain supportive and healthy relationships may experience a sense of disconnection in addition to feelings of diminished self-worth and general distress, and their sense of emotional well-being may be negatively affected.

Stress and emotional upheaval are often the results of past relational experiences, and these concerns may inhibit the present self from full expression. Lisa aims to provide an atmosphere of empathy and attentiveness in order to elicit full disclosure of the experiences and events, as well as the effects they have had both relationally and socially.

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