Helen Self

A Certified Theraplay® Practitioner, Trainer and Supervisor as well as Social Work England (SWE) Registered Social Worker, Certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Practitioner, and a Therapeutic Play Practitioner. Helen has worked in social work with children and families for 25 years, working in child protection, family support and residential care with 12 of those years specialising in adoption and providing therapeutic services, including Theraplay to children in foster and adoptive families.  For the last six years, Helen has worked independently, providing Theraplay, DDP and Therapeutic Life Story Work to adoptive, foster and kinship families in Norfolk.  Since completing the Level One, MIM and Group training in 2007, Helen has worked with a wide age range of children and families.  As well as working directly with families, Helen provides advice, guidance and consultation to parents, carers, schools and other professionals on the impact of trauma on children.  Her clinical experience includes helping children who have experienced trauma through all forms of abuse and neglect and also children with additional complexities such prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol, children on the Autistic Spectrum, ADHD and Sensory Processing conditions.  Helen can be reached at [email protected].

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