OUR TEAM

Meet Tracy

Tracy is an experienced teacher and soma therapist, specialising in supporting children with social and emotional needs.

Motivated by her passion to integrate therapeutic interventions into mainstream practices, Tracy established the Child Therapy Service CIC. Her mission is to offer alternative approaches beyond conventional talk-based therapies, addressing the diverse needs of society.

Tracy proudly identifies as neurodivergent, a perspective that enriches her practice with a unique outlook. Through her inclusive approach to psychoeducation, she integrates educational principles with somatic techniques. Creating training programmes and resources designed to address the holistic developmental needs of the whole child.

She is the proud author of Bouncing Back© and the Whole Child© Framework that underpin everything that you will find on this site.

Note:  Tracy is fully insured, has completed ESCC Safeguard and Child Protection Training 2023, and holds an enhanced DBS

OUR ADVISERS

Meet Louise

Louise is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 20 years experience of working in a range of mental health settings within the NHS and also in various not-for-profit organisations.  She completed her Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) training 12 years ago and currently works as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in the NHS.

Louise has worked with a range of people, including children and young people, families, older age adults, and those with new difficulties as well as those with more severe and enduring challenges.

She is passionate about adapting evidence based therapy to help each client achieve their individual goals, in a way that feels helpful to them at that point in time. Louise is aware that this can be a really challenging process and believes that a caring, understanding therapeutic relationship is essential to this.

Meet Debbie

Debbie specialises in early years and neurodevelopment. Debbie has worked with children and their families for over 20 years. She began her career as an Early Years Professional, gaining a wealth of knowledge and skills in early development through working with children aged 0-5 years across a variety of early years settings. Debbie then moved into a family advisory role where she worked closely with the whole family (with children aged 0-19 years) helping parents to identify and overcome difficulties while empowering them to confidently make changes in order to successfully meet their child’s needs. During this time Debbie trained as a facilitator in various parenting programmes and has combined her learning to create her own approach to parenting which is tailored to the individual family and is based on developing positive relationships, communication and attunement with your child.

Currently, Debbie works for the NHS supporting families with children who are neurodivergent; she specialises in Autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). Debbie is a qualified nursery nurse (NNEB) and has a degree in childhood studies and psychology.  Debbie has also completed qualifications in working with families, counselling skills and PDA.

Meet Dr Claire Stubbs

Claire began her career as a youth worker in East Sussex as she felt passionate about supporting young people to overcome barriers in their lives and to offer them a different experience. Claire built on this passion through the management of health services targeting disadvantaged young people within East Sussex.

With an interest in people and wanting to develop her skills and knowledge, Claire pursued training in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy. She now has ten years’ experience working with young people in a psychotherapeutic capacity, supporting young people to work through a range of issues including addictions, self-harming, relationships, loss, bereavement, anxiety and depression.

OUR COLLABORATORS

Kim Griffin

Hi!  I’m Kim Griffin, occupational therapist and founder of GriffinOT.

I qualified as occupational therapist in Australia in 2003.  Since then, I’ve had the privilege of working with many children and their families, as well as teachers.  I have worked in Australia, Ireland and the UK.  A core focus of my career has been helping children who have sensory processing differences and/or motor skill challenges.  This includes extensive experience supporting children with developmental delays, dyspraxia/DCD, specific learning difficulties and autistic children.  In addition, I have been lucky enough to complete training with many of the leaders in the field of sensory integration, such as Lucy Miller and Zoe Mailloux.

This background has provided me with the knowledge and motivation to set up the GriffinOT online supports.  I believe that occupational therapists have unique skills which can help children who may have sensory difficulties, and /or poor coordination skills.  My goal is to ensure that all families and school have immediate access to this occupational therapy expertise.  I want them to know how they can help their children to succeed at the things that are important to them.

Soli Lazarus

Soli Lazarus is a former teacher with 30 years experience culminating her career as a SENCO in a large primary school in London. Her adult son has ADHD so knows what it’s like to live with the chaos, unpredictability and an extremely loving little whirlwind.

Soli set up Yellow Sun in 2015 to support families with a child with ADHD and also delivers outstanding training to schools.

She writes a blog, produces a podcast and has a thriving Facebook support group.

Soli has recently published a children’s picture book ‘ADHD Is Our Superpower’ aimed at empowering young people to see themselves in a positive way.

Reece Coker

Reece Coker is the founder of the Positive Psychology Guild (PPG). A fellow at the Institute of Leadership and Management, and Royal Society of Public Health, he is an experienced trainer, psychologist, and sector expert within the subjects of Positive Psychology, Motivation, Organisational Development & Culture, Neurodiversity & Inclusion, and Business Management. A senior manager within the corporate commercial and not-for-profit sectors, Reece is passionate about learning and development at all levels.

He completed his Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at Bucks New University in 2016, where his research focused on hope and fear, and is currently completing a PhD in Education and Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University with a focus on courage, anxiety, and autism. He leads and lectures on the Positive Psychology and Autism Awareness in Practice Programmes. He is an autistic individual who is a passionate advocate for autism and strengths-based approaches. Reece leads PPG’s Autism Centre and is keen to work with stakeholders within the areas of employment, mental health and wellbeing, and neurodiversity & inclusion. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, where he is a subject matter expert in the fields of qualitative research, autism, and neurodiversity (theory and practice).

Kate Arnold

Kate is passionate about an evidence based patient centred form of healthcare and incorporates lifestyle medicine into her practice.

This focuses on the key areas of diet, inflammation, stress, sleep, exercise, gut health and trauma giving you a 360 degree look at your health.

Kate works closely with GPs and Consultants where possible to ensure continuity of care.

Nickie Sutton

My name is Nickie Sutton and I am the Specialist Sleep Practitioner at Peak Sleep.

​Sleep deprivation affects every member of the family in every way – their sleep, their health, their work. It doesn’t need to be this way, and I am here to help.

​I offer individual support for adults and parents, as well as a comprehensive training package for charities, schools and organisations.

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