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 →
Therapeutic Services Lead / Therapeutic Play Specialist & 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 →
Clinical Lead & Integrative Counsellor
Rachel is passionate about working with KORU, specifically supporting the growing Therapeutic & Mentoring Team. As Clinical Lead, Rachel brings a wealth of experience in Operational and HR Management, plus she has spent the past 18 years developing a Creative Integrative Counselling Practice, working in various roles across Dorset. 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 →
Ben always been interested in sport and exercise and after spending several years in the Armed Forces he left and qualified as a Personal Trainer in London. After this he decided to move to Dorset and has worked successfully in an SEN school as a PE teacher and then as Health and Wellbeing Lead. 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 →
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 →
Gosia has practiced as an Arts Therapist for over 10 years. She works in an attachment-based way with children, young people, and their families to find inner coping resources through crafts, cooking, drama, play, and therapeutic forest exploration. Gosia lives on a farm in Dorset, where she is also able to see clients in a peaceful rural setting. 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 →
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 →
Therapeutic Mentor Educator
Rob is an experienced teacher and mentor who has worked with children of all ages from Early Years to Secondary. He specialises in reengagement in learning using his knowledge of child development and attachment theory to help children discover a confidence in their ability to learn and succeed. Rob has a degree in Marine Biology and has led ICT across a large Primary School. His love of science, technology and exploratory learning along with the use of meta cognitive strategies…
Sally uses a flexible and creative approach with everyone she works with and offers an authentic, warm and safe space to explore her client’s concerns. She is passionate about “taking therapy outside of the room” and works in various settings including in nature, with animals and uses other creative tools, such as art and clay to enhance the exploration of the therapeutic relationship. 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 →