Yolande graduated in 1999 with a postgraduate diploma in Dramatherapy from Roehampton Institute of Dramatherapy. She is registered with the Health Professions Council and is a full member of BADth (British Association of Dramatherapists). Since 1999, Yolande has facilitated both individual and group therapy with adults in mental health settings, family services units, a domestic violence unit, and in private practice. She has also been facilitating individual and group therapy with children and young people in school settings since 2000. In 2006 she wrote and facilitated a training programme for Kids Company’s Work in Schools. This involved a range of training workshops focusing on use of the arts in therapy. The workshops addressed common themes arising in the therapeutic relationship such as bereavement and loss, anger, shame, withdrawal and endings in therapy. The workshops are rooted in attachment, and relational skills for working with children. Since 2009 she has also co-developed and facilitated training workshops for teachers, developing skills for working with children displaying challenging behaviours within the classroom. Yolande has been supervising therapists’ clinical work since 2005. She has completed two trainings in supervision is supervising in private practice with organisations such as the child psychotherapy training, Terapia as well as Schools Counselling Partnership.
Integrative Arts Psychotherapist
Clara has a Master’s degree in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. She is an approved adoption therapist and a clinical supervisor. She has extensive experience in social care working for Croydon Social Services in a family and children’s team for 5 years and at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, CAMHS in Croydon, with the Looked-After Children’s team and the Children section. She has experience working with autistic children and in education as a teacher, psychologist and lecturer at different levels such as pre-school, primary, secondary and university. She has particular experience in assessing therapeutic needs of children and providing attachment based intervention. She worked at the Peepul Centre, a Specialist Family Centre run by Barnardos, providing assessment and therapeutic intervention for families and children and parenting support and training. Currently she works part-time for PAC (pre-post adoption and counselling) as a therapist in the child and family team and is in private practice. She holds BAHons in Psychology granted by the Javeriana University of Bogota-Colombia; a Diploma in Child Psychotherapeutic Skills; a Certificate in the Therapeutic and Educational application of the Arts; a certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples from the Institute of Family Therapy and a diploma in Supervision. Clara is UKCP registered, is member of IATE and an approved counsellor with LINK and Barnardos.
Donna Maria Loiola
Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Group Facilitator & Trainer
A highly qualified and experienced Integrative Arts and Child Psychotherapist, Donna also runs Creative Therapeutic Workshops that incorporate meditation and mindfulness using the Arts. Employing methods that range from dream exploration to sand play, Donna’s committed and compassionate approach creates an atmosphere that uniquely supports each individual’s healing journey.
Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
Alex’s experience in treating issues that include addiction, depression, eating disorders and bereavement has been honed in her many years of work as a Child Therapist, School Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. Alex studied at the London Centre for Psychodrama where she gained a Diploma in Supervision, at Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Psychology where she studied for postgraduate and advanced diplomas and has an MA in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy from Terapia, one of the leading counselling training organisations in the UK.
Louis is child and adult psychotherapist and specialist adoption consultant. He has been working with children and families for over 10 years and was a Clinical Supervisor at Family Futures (an organisation providing specialist therapeutic support for children who are fostered or adopted and their families) for 9 1/2 years. Louis trained in Theraplay, Dan Hughes’ Dyadic Therapy, Somatic Experience and Story Stems and have extensive experience as a consultant and supervisor to Pre- and Post-Adoption Teams. His particular interests are in building the bonds of attachment within families, neurobiology and trauma and from these 3 areas providing a model or approach to care for children who have experienced difficult early lives. He is also increasingly interested in how developing ‘mindfulness’ and reflective capacity as a parent or carer can provide greater experience of closeness and satisfaction as a parent.