Terri’s first professional training was in Dance Movement Therapy (now known as Dance Movement Psychotherapy) in the first training of its kind in the UK. After graduating, she worked privately, teaching, supervising clinical work and dissertations until 1991, when she joined an arts therapies department in a large psychiatric hospital. She has many years of experience of in-patient, day patient and outpatient settings, working with people with severe mental illness such as in eating disorders, postnatal breakdown, long-term mental illness, the deaf as well as forensic patients. Terri is very interested in the way trauma and emotions are stored in our bodies. She believes that there is huge psychotherapeutic potential in using movement and other creative endeavours.

At a professional development course, Terri was introduced to the idea of working with client together with their family in order to help people manage illness and distress. This was a very helpful new perspective for her, as illness often affects family members profoundly, not just the sufferer.

She decided to take the plunge and complete the post-graduate training of 3 years, after which she worked in a family therapy clinic with families where an adult member was suffering from mental distress. In the last 11 years, Terri has been working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Her experience in that time includes being part of a paediatric liaison team at a large London Hospital, where a large proportion of her caseload consisted of working with young people presenting to hospital with self-harm. Additionally, she worked in two Multi-Dimensional Treatment Foster Care teams. Here she gained valuable experience of working in multi-agency contexts which enriched her own practice. In the last 6 years, Terri has been working with primary school-aged children at risk of exclusion from mainstream education, and their families.

Terri has been supervising and consulting with professionals for many years. In all her work, her stance is to have a collaborative approach where people feel empowered and more effective in the roles they take on.

Terri is a member of the Association for Family Therapy (AFT) and is registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP).

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Family Therapy & Systemic Practice
    Prudence Skynner Clinic, 2002
  • Introductory Course in Group Analysis
    Institute of Group Analysis, 1995
  • M.A. In Dance Movement Therapy
    Laban Centre / Hahnemann University, 1987
  • B.Sc in Psychology and Computer Science
    Keele University, 1981
  • Polyvagal Theory In Action: Creating Safety & Connection with Trauma Clients
    Deborah Dana, 29th May 2020
  • Working with Complex Trauma, Dissociation and Failures of Integration in Children & Adolescents
    Ana M Gomez, Child Humanitarian Intervention Learning & Development, May 2019
  • The Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment across the Lifespan
    Dr Ben Grey, Dept of Attachment Studies, University of Roehampton, one day, May 2019
  • Safeguarding Children
    2019
  • Resilience in the face of Trauma
    Prof Mooli Lahad, Brighton Therapy Partnership, 16 March 2019
  • Integration of Mind, Brain & Body in the Treatment of Trauma
    Bessel van der Kolk, 22 September 2018
  • An Integrated Systemic Approach to working with Trauma – Jeremy Woodcock
    February 2017
  • Solution-Focussed Conflict Resolution
    Barry Winbolt , July 2017
  • Attachment Narrative Therapy
    Arlene Vetere,  November 2017
  • EMDR Initial training
    Level One, September 2017
  • Complex Neglect
    Diane Apatoff, February 2016
  • Do (race) and (culture) matter or do they matter more?
    Inga-Britt Krause, February 2016
  • Annual Conference of Association for Family Therapy
    September 2015
  • Tales and Transformations
    Janine Roberts, April 2015
  • Responding to the Clinical Needs of Sexual Minority Youth
    Damian McCann, March 2015
  • Understanding PTSD from an Attachment Perspective
    Felicity de Zulueta, March 2014
  • Engaging with Change: Functional Family Therapy
    Brighton, February 2014
  • When anger endangers relationships: self-harm as a systemic solution
    David Pocock, November 2013
  • Achieving clinical excellence
    Scott Miller, May 2012
  • Death Talk: Working with people in illness and dying
    Glenda Fredman, November 2011