Amanda held the post of Senior Practitioner and then Practice Manager within the same service where she supervised and lead a team of Social Workers and child and family workers in embedding and delivering high quality intervention work with children and their families experiencing issues such as complex trauma, attachment difficulties, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol misuse and mental ill health.
Amanda is committed to supporting other peoples practice and has eight years’ experience delivering high quality reflective supervision, guidance and training to others.
Amanda has been at the forefront of supporting services develop in the areas of parent and child relationship interventions and held the practice lead role for Child and Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT).
Amanda is an enthusiastic and dedicated practitioner who has a specific interest in working with complex trauma and attachment difficulties. She has attended a range of training courses focussing on attachment and trauma informed approaches. More recently Amanda has undertaken further specific training and is working toward being a fully accredited practitioner in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). DDP is an attachment focused therapy developed by Daniel Hughes and Arthur Becket-Weildman. It is an evidence-based treatment for complex trauma and attachment difficulties. DDP is a family focused approach that incorporates a focus on relationships, attunement, intersubjectivity and sensitive responsiveness.
In her role in Beacon House as Therapeutic Social Worker, Amanda offers parenting interventions that incorporate the principles of DDP while working toward her full accreditation. In addition to this, Amanda offers therapeutic parenting interventions to adopters and foster carers. With Amanda’s experience working with young children, she also offers parent consultations about effective and sensitive parenting approaches which can support more positive behaviour in the child, and a greater emotional connection.