Team Manager – Adoption Support Services

I originally joined Core Assets in 2014. Prior to joining AFA, I worked in the Parenting Team and also facilitated Gateway groups raising awareness and supporting people who have experienced domestic abuse. I am the Manager of AFA’s Adoption Support overseeing evidence-based interventions that support parents of children who have experienced early life trauma.

I developed the Adoption Support programmes, deliver and manage our Safer Stronger Families Service and continues to devise bespoke Adoption Support
Packages. My working life has been dedicated to helping and supporting others, before joining the company I worked within a Youth Offenders Unit and a Semi-Independent home for teenagers. I have also worked as a volunteer for the Samaritans. Having gained my advanced diploma in counselling and psychotherapy, I went onto to qualify and train in Triple P Teens, Gateway, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Video Feedback Positive Parenting – Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD).

I am passionate about my work and felt truly honoured to receive the award for Adoption Support Practitioner of the Year at the National Adoption Week Awards in 2018.