Lucinda has worked as a dramatherapist for 15 years and initially worked with a range of adults and children with moderate and profound learning difficulties and older people. Her experience of adopting a 17 month old child has drawn her increasingly towards work with children with developmental trauma and attachment insecurity, anxiety, autism and ADHD and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. She has worked with children and young people, and their families across East Sussex. Clients have included local authority adoption team, schools and private clients.

Lucinda is profoundly interested in the attachment bond between children and their care givers, and the variety of ways that children develop to fight for (often quite literally) the security that every human being intrinsically seeks. As well as helping children who have had traumatic early life experiences to acknowledge and make sense of the fear, hurt and anger rooted in their past – Lucinda is also passionate about developing the skills of parents/care givers and the other adults in the child’s support network to meet the needs of the children in their care.

Another strand of her work is providing reflective supervision to school staff who manage vulnerable children on a day to day basis. Lucinda’s experience as mother to a birth and an adopted son provide ongoing learning which she brings to her professional role.

Lucinda also runs creative workshops using story, the body and art activities as a playful and fun way for adults and children to explore and make sense of themselves and the world around them.

At home, Lucinda is head of the household (at least according to Daisy, the family’s Shih Tzu) and loves walking in the beautiful woods around her home – a change from tree-less Shetland where she lived for 6 years. She also likes being sporty, baking cakes and puddings, and getting crafty, with needlefelting a specialty.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Dramatherapy
    University of Surrey, Roehampton, 2005
  • The Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment across the Lifespan Seminar
    Dr Ben Grey, Dept of Attachment Studies, University of Roehampton, ½ half-day, May 2019
  • Dramatherapy With Children Who Have Experienced Domestic Abuse Workshop
    British Association of Dramatherapists Training
  • Annual Conference, September 2016
    British Association of Dramatherapists
  • British Association of Dramatherapists
    Annual Conference, September 2014
  • A Safe Space, A Nurturing Community: Helping Services to Help Vulnerable and Traumatised Children Workshop
    Kate Cairns Associates, June 2014
  • The Challenge of Change: Resilience Training Programme
    November 2014
  • Annual Conference, September 2013
    British Association of Dramatherapists
  • Supporting Children and Young People to Build Healthy Attachments Workshop
    Holly van Gulden, June 2011
  • Annual Conference, September 2010
    British Association of Dramatherapists
  • The Playful Attachment Workshop
    Sue Jennings, May 2008
  • Annual Conference, September 2007
    British Association of Dramatherapists
  • Attachment Theory and Playtherapy: Linking Theory with Practice Workshop
    British Association of Dramatherapists, December 2005