The specialist therapists and mentors of the KORU project have extensive expertise working with attachment informed practice across a diverse range of settings.
We ensure that our staff are selected for their empathetic, self reflective and warm approach. They have the ability to work with complex referrals.
Every Koru therapist partakes in ongoing clinical supervision as a requirement of continued professional development and has completed safeguarding level 1,2,3, CSE.
In addition Koru nurtures the staff as a community through well- being days and the opportunity for monthly peer led supervision.
Do take a look at our profiles, we are sure that you will appreciate their wealth of experience and expertise.
Head of Therapeutic Mentoring
Chad Gould is an ex International footballer, ex International beach soccer player and captain of the Chelsea Beach Soccer Team (Champions of the Istanbul Cup in 2018). He is an FA qualified football coach that holds a BSc (Hons) Sports Science degree from elite British sports university, Brunel in London Continue reading →
Arts therapist, trainer & bereavement specialist
I trained at the University of Exeter and graduated with a 1st Class dissertation on Ritual for Bereavement. I am passionate about good quality, accessible training & supervision for clinicians, & front-line staff including Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents. Continue reading →
Operations Manager and Arts Therapist
Gosia specialises in working with trauma and attachment and has 10 years of art and dramatherapy experience of supporting children, young people and their families. She also works as operations manager and safeguarding lead at Koru, ensuring that it’s structures uphold the heart of the organisation. Continue reading →
Therapist & trainer
After achieving a BSC in Sociology from Portsmouth University, Simon worked in the probation service running rehabilitation groups for offenders. He was head hunted by a care company to work with severely abused and damaged children. During this time, he also managed one of their care homes and completed an MA, qualifying as a dramatherapist. Continue reading →
Dramatherapist, Consultant & Trainer
Yolande has a passion for delivering experiential trainings in Trauma and Attachment to programmes such as Athyrma, a Drama and Play Therapy institute in Athens and Terapia, a Child and adolescent Psychotherapy MA training in London. She has been supervising clinical work for individuals, groups and organisations for over 15 years and is currently co-facilitating the diploma in Supervision at Terapia. Continue reading →
Caroline works in a client-centred way using a variety of artistic interventions – including improvisation, stories, role-play, games, art, images, movement, voice, music – to encourage self-exploration, self-expression, imagination, spontaneity, insight, psychological integration, growth and change Continue reading →
Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (MA)
As an integrative practitioner I have been trained in various modalities including infant observation, infant and child development theories including attachment, psychiatry, interpersonal neurobiology and body-mind-brain integration. Continue reading →
DDP informed Therapeutic Mentor
Drew is a therapeutic mentor who has recently completed her counselling studies. She has had 5 years of working with young people with behavioural, emotional challenges and SEN. She is passionate about engaging young people through creativity and performing arts. Drew believes that everyone can thrive within what they do or who they are given the right support. Continue reading →
Fiona is an accredited counsellor with the BACP and social worker registered with Social Work England. She has over 30 years’ experience of supporting members of the adoption triangle, children Looked After and those with Special Guardianship orders. Continue reading →
As a recently qualified art psychotherapist Franki have gained a diverse range of experience through trainee placements. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults and adults living with learning disabilities, supporting mental health needs. Continue reading →
Gergo has worked as a creative drama practitioner in a wide variety of settings for the last 20 years. He obtained an MA in Dramatherapy in 2018, since which time he has been facilitating therapeutic interventions for children in care and adoption, Reflective Practice sessions for high security prison officers, and group dramatherapy for older adults living with dementia. Continue reading →
Ginny graduated as an Arts Psychotherapist in 2000 from Goldsmiths University in London. She is highly experienced in working with children, young people and also adults. Ginny uses many different therapeutic art and play techniques in her sessions and she has recently also started to include animal assisted interventions in some of her work, utilising skills learnt from her second degree in animal behavioural science and welfare. Continue reading →
John has worked primarily with children and young people – with a specialism with children in care and those struggling in main stream education. He brings a wide range of approaches and media into his work including art making, den making, outdoor creativity, improvisation, games and storytelling. Continue reading →
DDP informed Therapeutic Mentor
Kourtney is a Therapeutic Mentor. She first qualified as a PE teacher in 2017, but in 2018 Kourtney discovered her passion for a more therapeutic approach and moved away from mainstream education. Kourtney enjoys using movement and sports in her work. Continue reading →
Therapeutic Play Specialist and licensed Thrive Practitioner
Laura was a Primary School Teacher for 10 years before training to be a Therapeutic Play Specialist. It was through this work that she became the Inclusion Leader and SENDCo at a primary school in Weymouth where she was responsible for the wellbeing of all the children and families in the school. Continue reading →
Dramatherapist and Teacher
As a Dramatherapist Rebecca has worked for over 10 years with adults and children. Her therapeutic work focuses on helping Looked after Children, adopted children and children and young people facing challenges in their relationships at home and in school. Continue reading →
DDP informed Therapeutic Mentor
Su Evans is a therapeutic mentor who specialises working with children and young people who have been excluded from education and Special educational needs. As a qualified personal trainer and boxercise instructor she is passionate about fitness and the benefits of exercise on mental health. She uses physical activity to engage young people and helps them to make the mind body connection. Continue reading →
I specialise in working with children and adolescents, I have worked in a variety of settings camhs, relate and a local college. I am qualified to work with couples and families. I offer support with many issues which include: Anxiety, Self-harm, trauma, relationship dynamics, victims both male and female of domestic violence and sexuality. Continue reading →