Hello! So glad you stopped at our website. I want to tell you a little bit about myself so you know why I do what I do.
As a child I suffered from a dis-functional family and also spent sometime in the system, living in different foster, group and just friends’ homes. At an early age I knew that I wanted to raise my children to break the cycle, to not experience the same trauma that I did. What happened was that I began learning about how to parent in a healthy way.
Without knowing it, I was therapeutically parenting my children from the start. I had good people around me to help teach me what to do. I didn’t always get it right, but I got it right enough that my children did not suffer from abuse. They are now grown up and doing well.
I later went to university and received a degree in Psychology as well as a minor in Biblical Studies. I was also the second person in England to receive the Therapeutic Parenting diploma from Inspire Training and was previously a trainer for the NATP and Inspire training. My 30+ years of experience as a parent, my training in therapeutic parenting and experience as a therapeutic foster parent, gives me the ability to help others. I am also a qualified Havening Techniques® Practitioner. I am also the vice chair of the Foster Care Advisory Committee for CoramBAAF. I have recently become a published author of children’s books. If you would like further information please contact us.
I am hoping that with the right training that we can stop the path that leads to dis-function in our children lives. You simply don’t know there is a different way of doing things until you are allowed to learn.
Normal parenting does work for some, but it doesn’t work for all. I stand by the statement that Therapeutic parenting does work for all. There are tools and supports that can help any family become stronger, and healthier.
My goal is to share my experience, knowledge and understanding of therapeutic parenting to help families heal.
For further information on Havening Techniques® please see www.havening.org