Meet the Team

Our team consists of Alun, Eileen, Jill and Susannah. We have a wealth of clinical experience working with parents and their children, children and young people 0-18 years old, adults, stakeholders and students. Our experience spans from working within charities, private and public sectors, where we all held various roles including management.

The Team

We all have our own personal journeys which brought us together, we share common interests but more importantly, we all have a vision for making a difference by supporting mental health and well-being. We have formed a strong and dedicated team, we recognise each other’s strengths and support each other so we can make a difference.

We are driven through our experiences of supporting the mental health and well-being of our clients. Our aim is to provide knowledge and skills to empower those working with children, young people, adults, parents of infants and children to develop the skills required to make a positive difference and increase life chances.

Where we began

As both friends and colleagues our collaboration was quite organic. We have been engaged in training and running events together for the last four years. Through this we recognised our mutual passion in bringing high quality training to those with an interest in supporting children and young people’s mental health. Starting this new venture was a natural progression for us as we strive to help people fulfil their potential.

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Jill Cooper

Director

Jill Cooper has over thirty years’ professional experience of working with children, young people and their families. She has extensive experience of managing different services, including youth services, family support and domestic abuse services both for a local charity and a Local Government department (Children’s social care). Jill is passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, young people and adults. Jill is an experienced adult educator and holds a formal adult teaching qualification alongside an internal assessor qualification. Jill has experience of teaching adults in the UK and internationally too. She is also an Adult Counsellor, Accredited Play Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. As her career progressed she became a Clay Therapist, Outdoor Play Therapist and is currently training to qualify as a Sand Play Therapist and within Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, so far reaching, level one.
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Eileen Braham

Director

Eileen has worked with children and families for over 28 years. Her professional background began in Early Years Care and Education with a specialist interest in child development and attachment theory, which supported her work with children and families who witnessed and experienced trauma. Eileen began Play Therapy Training in 2006. During this time she was a Manager and Clinical Lead at a Children’s Centre. Eileen’s Play Therapy specialism was working mostly with children who had experienced complex trauma. Eileen is a Clinical Supervisor and Creative Arts Counsellor for Children and Young People. Her interest developed undertaking further training in Systemic Family and Organisational Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Parenting Trainer and Adult Education. Eileen not only teaches in the UK, but is also an International Speaker and Lecturer.
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Alun John

Director

Alun has vast experience working with children and young people. Alun was an assistant pastor with responsibility for children and youth projects. He was a professional actor and worked in theatre in education for many years. He trained as a teacher and qualified with a B.Ed. and taught for many years. As a teacher he worked with primary children as well as 14 – 16 year olds in a pupil referral unit (PRU). He has managed the children and youth work programmes for charities. Alun trained to become a play therapist and as an accredited play therapist and clinical supervisor Alun became the Clinical Director of Catchpoint, a therapeutic organisation. He led a team of therapists that worked exclusively with looked after children who had experienced complex trauma. Alun is now an adult educator with both national and international experience. He has been able to use his varied experiences to find a unique way of communicating the skills and passion needed to be an authentic therapeutic practitioner.

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Susannah Bradley

Director

Susannah has extensive experience of working with children, young people and families. She has had a number of roles in a number of different family charities and child focussed organisations. Her play therapy career began in 2006 following her completing a degree in Child and Adolescent Studies and completing her adult Counselling training. She went on to complete her MA in Practice Based Play Therapy. Subsequently she worked as a self employed therapist in different schools and organisations and went onto set up a local Community Interest Company (CIC) to provide therapeutic services for those who needed them. This CIC has developed over the years and has successfully provided therapeutic support to many children, young people and families, particularly those who have experienced complex trauma and have additional needs. She is an Accredited Play Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, a Clay Therapist and has completed her Sand Therapy training, she has also completed Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy training. Susannah also delivers training in the UK and Internationally, her passion is to ensure that those that need it have access to therapeutic interventions.

FAQs

At this moment we are offering high quality CPD, but look out for other accredited courses that will be launched in the future.

Visit our courses page to discover all our available courses. If there is anything you’d be interested in seeing that isn’t currently offered, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Our team has extensive experience of working in schools with children,
teachers, SENCO’s, parents and other professionals. We can offer training to staff and parents. We offer child observations and strategies for schools working and supporting children with complex needs. To find our more about bespoke training, please visit our consultancy page.

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