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September 2017

Cara our Therapist now has a brand new private practice therapy room where you can come and have your therapy or parent consultations. See below photos of the therapy/play room and parent room.

Parents Room


Therapy/Play Room










 






























January 2015

Cara, our therapist has achieved a Masters Degree (Merit) in Practice-based Play Therapy and has recently graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University.





Cara was thrilled to be awarded a merit from Canterbury Christ Church University and the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy, for her MA which was a dissertation exploration of the non-verbal therapeutic process involved in the use of sandplay with Looked After Children who have undergone a traumatic experience before the age of four.

                                                                      You can read my Dissertation below.

May 2014

Cara our therapist has achieved MBACP registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and is on their register for counsellors and psychotherapists. Cara is registered as a MBACP registered member of BACP as a Play & Creative Arts Therapist.

Cara, our therapist can now officially use Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Principals in therapy sessions. She attended a recent Level one DDP four day training hosted by Counselling Solutions in Colchester. The trainer was none other than the DDP creator Dr Dan Hughes Ph.D. from Maine, USA. 


Dan Hughes treatment model, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, is family-based and focused on facilitating the child’s ability to establish a secure attachment with his/her caregivers. Level 1 covers the theories and research of Attachment, Intersubjectivity, and Trauma that are the primary models used for relationship development and trauma resolution. 

He blends various approaches into his treatment modality which include Family Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Psychodynamic Principles, and interventions congruent with Theraplay and narrative work.  Dan actively communicates PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy) in order to co-regulate the affect associated with past experiences and to co-construct new meanings of these experiences.