A key part of her role in Beacon House is to deliver training across Sussex to Schools, Youth Services, Local Authorities and Charities on issues relevant to child mental health and developmental trauma. She delivers regular consultations to Children’s Services on Complex Cases to assist with decision making around care plans and permanency options. In addition to her many years’ experience in offering therapy and consultation, Shoshanah has worked as an independent Expert Witness to the Family Courts since 2008. Here she undertakes comprehensive expert assessments and advises the court where there are complex child protection concerns and repeated patterns of trauma and abuse within families.
Shoshanah often understands people’s difficulties through an ‘attachment lens’ – meaning that how we are in our relationships and within ourselves is influenced by our early experiences of being cared for. Exploring this in therapy can lead to long-lasting growth and change.
As the Clinical Director of Beacon House, Shoshanah is responsible for the smooth running of the service. She works closely with Jayne Hemming, the Service Manager, to oversee and co-ordinate our multiple services including: child & family; adult therapy; fostering, adoption and edge of care; schools project and our provision into West Sussex Youth Offending Services.
Shoshanah has featured as an expert in a number of television documentaries and written for magazines and newspapers on themes of trauma, attachment and child mental health. She is available for comment in the media, and is available for speaking at events relevant to mental health and emotional well-being.
Shoshanah is registered with the Health Care Professions Council (membership number PYL15710) and chartered with the British Psychological Society (membership number 042977).