About Jo...

Jo has twenty five years of experience working in various settings such as NHS Northampton General Hospital children’s wards, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, community school nursing and health visiting as well as attending children centres offering play therapy and family support for young people & children.

Jo uses her extensive experience and knowledge on attachment, behaviour management, mental health support, trauma and abuse and the impact on domestic violence to support and guide families through difficult times. 

Jo also facilitates parenting groups, which she has done for over 10 years, specialising in the Solihull Approach: Understanding your Childs Behaviour and Theraplay level 1 which she is also able to integrate into our therapy sessions. 

 

Specialisms:

  • Attachment based Play 

  • Anxiety/depression

  • Early Parent/Baby attachment  including Infant Massage techniques & Watch,Wait & Wonder 

  • Sensory Integration

  • Stabilisation  & Emotional Regulation

  • ASD/ADHD

  • Early Embodiment Play 

  • Theraplay Level 1

  • Solihull Approach Parenting Programme 

  • Therapeutic Parenting 

  • Trauma informed 

  • Education Trainer - Trauma/ Attachment 

Certification and Qualifications:

  • BAPT registered

  • MA Play Therapy University of Roehampton

  • Introduction to Play Therapy-Level 1

  • Foundation Degree Hospital Play Specialist.

  • National Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB)

  • Certificate in Professional Practice Infant Massage

  • Certificate in Solihull Parenting Programme

  • Protective Behaviours with Children.

  • Certificate- Family Support & Prevention- Working with Parents

  • Level One Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method Training

  • Group Theraplay

  • Foundation in Watch Wait Wonder ( Parent -Child interaction Support) 

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