Koru Therapists and Mentors

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.

Meet the Team

Andrea Moran Dramatherapist

CEO, Director & Dramatherapist

At just 17, I went to India to work with street children and this planted the seed of a life-long passion for helping young people to meet their potential through creative pathways. Continue reading →

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Craig Barrett Dramatherapist

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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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Elizabeth Denton

Educational Psychotherapist & Associate Director

She has recently qualified as an Educational Psychotherapist with the Caspari Foundation, completing her clinical placement at Islington CAMHS, working one-to-one with Looked After Children. Continue reading →

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Caroline Ivay Therapist

Dramatherapist

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 →

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Celine Allder - Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (MA)

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 →

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Drew Hamilton

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 →

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Fiona Start

Adoption Therapist

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 →

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Franki Campbell Arts Therapist

Arts Therapist

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 →

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Gabi Reilly

Arts Therapist

As an integrative arts psychotherapist Gabi has worked for 10 years with adults, young people and children in a variety of settings Continue reading →

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Gergo Danka Therapist

Dramatherapist

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 →

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Arts Therapist

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 →

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John Harley therapist

Dramatherapist

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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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Michelle Lima Therapist

Dramatherapist

Michelle uses a creative, empathetic and client-led approach to support young people to express and explore their life experiences and sense of self. Continue reading →

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Philippa Sadler Therapist

Integrative Therapist

Philippa has experience in working with a wide range of difficulties and has a special interest in childhood trauma, attachment, domestic violence, anxiety and depression, self-harm and bereavement. Continue reading →

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Rachel Tyler

Integrative Counsellor

For the last 16 years Rachel has built a range of specialisms, working in various roles across Dorset. These include bereavement, trauma, anxiety & family relationships. Continue reading →

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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 →

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Rob Windsor

Dramatherapist

Rob uses the creative arts such as story making, metaphor, creative writing, art, games, ritual theatre and much more, with the connection of Clown and play being at the heart of his work. Continue reading →

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Su Evans Therapist

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 →

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Trudi Mason Arts Therapist

Integrative Counsellor

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 →

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