About Theraplay​®​ South West

Catherine Eveness
Lead Fully Certified Theraplay Practitioner
07823 336453
I am a Fully Certified Theraplay Practitioner, trained in Sensory Attachment, The Just Right State and The Safe and Sound Protocol. I have worked with families for over 20 years who have experienced trauma. Allowing children and their parents to recover from trauma and gain support in understanding neurodivergence with a positive sense of identity is a passion. I am employed for Bath and North Somerset LA as Lead Theraplay Outreach worker and training to be a Theraplay Co-Trainer and Supervisor.
Kirstie Hutchinson
Devon Lead Fully Certified Theraplay Practitioner
07403 441588
I am an Independent Therapeutic Social Worker and a passionate and dedicated practitioner in supporting children and families with Theraplay, assessment work and am qualified to deliver therapeutic Life Story Work. I want children to grow up with confidence, feeling worthy and loved where they can build trusting relationships with their parents and carers.
Ali Cliffe
Theraplay Certified Supervisor and Trainer
I am a Certified Theraplay Practitioner, trainer and supervisor. My background is in Early Years Education and I have over 20 years experience of working with children with additional needs as a respite carer and personal assistant. I'm currently employed by Bright Start Children's Centre as the lead Theraplay Practitioner providing strategic development to ensure children's social, emotional and mental health needs are prioritised.
Carly Barrett-Greening
Theraplay Lead for Dorset
07850 732303
Carly Barrett-Greening is a creative attachment and trauma practitioner, consultant and supervisor, with a background in social work and psychology studies. In 2018 Carly became a Listed Fully certified Theraplay® therapist and supervisor implementing Theraplay® Informed practice. In 2016 Carly achieved Level two Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and is undertaking the practicum to become fully certified in DDP. Carly has worked in Children & Young People’s services for 22 years.
Gemma Hale
Bristol Theraplay Informed Practitioner
I am a Foundationally Certified Theraplay Informed Practitioner. My background is in social work including working with children in foster care, kinship care and adoptive families. I have trained in DDP and Theraplay and have over 20 years experience working with children and families in a variety of settings. I am passionate about working with children, carers and their families to help to build strong connections and develop relationships.
Emma Spillane
Attachment & Trauma Trainer/Education Consultant
A psychology graduate & qualified teacher with experience in both primary & secondary settings (& in support roles in higher education), I’m also an adoptive parent to two amazing children & have been delivering training & consultancy for the past few years to education settings. I am currently studying for a L5 Diploma in Working with Complex Trauma & PTSD, and believe everyone has the right to access trauma-informed support & to ultimately lead a fulfilling life.

​Theraplay South West was established in January 2017 in order to form a network of Theraplay providers in the South West area. This collaboration approach has now extended to include training for schools and settings with Emma Spillane; work with Beacon Family Services and Gecko Community to extend support and meet need into communities where families are unable to access funding for therapeutic support via the Adoption Support Fund. Allowing the most vulnerable and in need to access support is an ongoing focus, so watch this space! 

Please contact me if you have a project you would like to discuss!

Catherine xx

Need more Information about Theraplay or SAI?

 If you would like more information about Theraplay please contact Theraplay UK Theraplay UK or Theraplay Institute. Home - Theraplay.

For more information about Sensory Attachment Intervention and the Just Right State please check out  sensoryattachmentintervention.com.

For more information about the Safe and Sound Protocol; The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) - The Safe and Sound Protocol UK

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