Lucy is an experienced trainer and consultant who has worked in schools, early years settings, special education and alternative education provisions utilising a trauma-informed approach focusing on the impact of attachment difficulties, loss and developmental and complex trauma. Having worked as a therapist here for a number of years, Lucy has now moved fully into a training and consultation role.

Lucy is passionate about education and delivers bespoke training programmes to education teams supporting them to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in supporting adopted, fostered and children under special guardianship in education. Lucy invites teams to explore using creativity and play (where appropriate) focusing on what it means to be trauma-informed, through theory to practice.

Lucy works in collaboration with staff, managers and senior lead teams to develop their capacity to provide education support to adoptive, fostering and special guardian families.

Lucy has recently created and co-developed an online four-part module training on Racialised Trauma focusing on improving racial representation and unconscious bias and exploring privilege. Lucy is passionate about the training that she offers and feels that it is always a privilege to offer a safe space to reflect, and explore in order to learn, unlearn, engage and inspire people to think and behave differently.

Lucy is passionate about making the complexities of equality, diversity and inclusion creative and simple. The training focuses on the mind, body and heart empowering trainees to learn and grow.

Lucy is highly skilled in facilitating open and honest discussions and is committed to create an inclusive, positive and empowering culture for everyone in an organisation.

Lucy’s approach blends her skills as a performer and Creative Arts Psychotherapist (specialising in Dramatherapy). She is working towards her DDP Practicum and is DDP informed. Lucy is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) with children, adolescents and adults.

  • EMDR Part 3
    EMDR Europe, 11th and 12th of February 2022
  • EMDR Part 2
    EMDR Europe, 15 hours, 3rd and 4th of December 2021
  • EMDR Part 1
    EMDR Europe, 22 hours, September 11th 2021
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Level 2 
    The Centre for Emotional Development, Brighton, 2019
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Level 1
    The Centre for Emotional Development, Brighton, 2019
  • MA Dramatherapy
    Roehampton University, 2015
  • Advanced (Level 2) Child & Adolescent  EMDR training
    Child Trauma Therapy Centre, 30th November 2022 – 2nd December 2022
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training
    Roshmi Lovatt, 28th January 2023
  • Working with children and young people: Accumulative trauma and EMDR
    EMDR Sussex, 6 hours, 18th September 2021
  • Mistakes of the Heart: Repairing therapeutic rupture
    Janina Fisher – PESI UK, 6.5 hours, 26th July 2021
  • Masterclass: A is for adoption – stories & experiences
    The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, 1 hour, 21st July 2021
  • Trauma and Attachment: Critical insights into the neurobiology of healing trauma and attachment during times of stress
    PESI UK, 2.5 hours, May 2021
  • Releasing Trauma: How our bodies play a part in releasing trauma, and how to go about helping the process with children and young people
    Webinar with Dan Hughes and Family Futures, May 2021
  • Trauma and Attachment: Critical insights into the neurobiology of healing trauma and attachment during times of stress
    PESI UK, 9 hours, 21st May 2021
  • The Power of the Senses; re-building sensory systems and supporting regulation in children impacted by early trauma
    Beacon House Online Training, 6 hours, May 2021
  • Compassionate inquiry master class: A powerful approach for healing and anxiety, addictions ADHD and more
    Gabor Mate, PESI UK, 8 hours, 14th April 2021
  • Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders (SCID-D)
    Remy Aquerone, The Pottergate Centre, 25th January 2021, 22nd February 2021 and 22nd March 2021
  • Developing attachments: Family Therapy examples part 3: Parents 
    Dan Hughes, 2 hours, December 2020
  • Dealing with distress: Working with suicide and self-harm
    Carolyn Spring, 6 hours, December 2020
  • Working with Dissociative Disorders in clinical practice – online training
    Carolyn Spring, 6 hours, December 2020
  • Child sexual abuse: Hope for healing – online training
    Carolyn Spring, 6 hours, November 2020
  • Developing attachments: Family therapy examples part 2: Children
    Dan Hughes, 2 hours, October 2020
  • Parent/carer seminar – how to support your dysregulated child
    Beacon House Online Training, 4 hours, September 2020
  • Supporting children return to the new normal in schools
    Beacon House Online Training, 3 hours, September 2020
  • Emotional regulation in children and young people
    Beacon House Online Training, 6 hours, September 2020
  • Developmental trauma for professionals
    Beacon House Online Training, 12 hours, August 2020
  • Trauma masterclass: The art of trauma treatment
    Dr Kathrin Stauffer, Kate Brown and Tony Buckley, June 2020
  • Developing attachments: Family therapy examples part 1: Adolescents
    Dan Hughes, 2 hours, May 2020
  • The healing power of imagination in impossible situations: Working with loss, grief and trauma with creative methods
    Professor Mooli Lahad, May 2020
  • Numbing the pain: Making the link between childhood trauma & addiction
    Christiane Sanderson, February 2020
  • Intimacy – The impact of attachment on adult relationships
    Lindy Cundy & Jenny Ridell, September 2019
  • The counsellors toolbox when working with shame: Exercises to break the silence of shame & build shame resilience
    Christiane Sanderson, April 2019
  • Speaking through the skin: Self harm & it’s meanings
    Anna Motz, July 2018
  • EMDR: The breakthrough therapy
    Siam Morgan, November 2018
  • Shame in the therapy hour
    Christiane Sanderson, November 2018
  • Working with ‘hard to reach’ individuals in counselling
    Dr Maggie Turp, November 2018
  • Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse
    Christiane Sanderson, February 2018
  • Looked after children & attachment
    Karen Eastwood, January 2018
  • The British Association of Dramatherapists Conference
    September 2016
  • The British Association of Dramatherapists Conference
    September 2014
  • Arts therapies forensic conference
    June 2015