Hi, my name is Candia. I can offer trauma-informed Occupational Therapy (OT) supervision remotely to reach OTs all over the country. We are a growing group of specialists and over the past few years the impact and hope we can offer children, adults and families who have survived developmental trauma is becoming more and more recognised. I am very excited to be part of this growth and work with others who do so too. Supervision is a two-way relationship – we will get to know each other, our work practice, values, identities and hopes for our supervision. We can then individualise a supervision package that works for both.

I have been working as a trauma-informed paediatric OT for many years, beginning at ground level as a role-emerging OT at a Childrens charity in inner-city London. I then trained in Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI) and use this, and the Building Underdeveloped Sensorymotor Systems (BUSS) model to inform the support I offer children and families at Beacon House.

Together we can reflect on how developmental trauma can impact the development of the eight sensory systems, and delve into the complexities of survival responses and attachment patterns and their effect on everyday lives. We can think about movement and how some need it more, and others avoid it and how we can support children and families to understand this. We can enhance sensory environments, ours and the clients that we work with to promote wellbeing. We can support those (including ourselves) who work with children who have survived developmental trauma to co-regulate -one of the most powerful tools we have.

To find out more about my education, qualifications, CPD and professional registration see here.