Lucy draws on her qualifications as a registered Dramatherapist and DDP Practitioner in Training and has a special focus on adoption and foster care issues derived from her own personal experiences. She supports and collaborates with children who have been fostered, adopted and are under special guardianship and their parents/carers individually and together. Lucy specialises in working with children who are impacted by developmental trauma that is informed by the DDP model to enable children and their families to have the best possible relationship with each other. She uses a therapeutic parenting approach to support children to work through painful and traumatic life events. Much like family therapy, the work focuses on enhancing and strengthening family connections and relationships. Lucy supports children to make sense of things that have happened in their past to allow them to move forward into the next chapter of their lives.
Lucy also supports parents and carers to feel more fulfilled in their parental role, and collaboratively they work together to improve the quality of their family’s interactions on a daily basis. She invites parents to be more empathic, attuned and playful in the sessions. Lucy is very passionate about her work and has extensive experience of the everyday challenges that adopted children and their families may face.
My personal value: celebrating diversity; creating equity; and promoting a culture of inclusiveness where everyone feels valued and supported to be themselves and to do their best work has been woven through all of my work practice.
Lucy loves going to the cinema, sea swimming, attempting to sing (behind closed doors only), cooking and most of all she loves being by the sea.