(MICP; MIFPP; CTTTS; Reg Pract APPI; Ap Sup PTI)
is a Clinical Psychotherapist and Attachment specialist specialising in child and adolescent Psychotherapy with over 15 years experience working with children and families. She is a Supervisor with Play Therapy International for over 7 years. She is also a Theraplay Practitioner, trainer and supervisor (World Theraplay Institute) and has trained in all areas of attachment work including SSAP (Story Stem Assessment Profile)/CAI (Child Attachment Interview)/MBT (Mentalisation Based Therapy) with the Anna Freud Centre. Joanna has completed an 18 month infant observation program. Joanna was previously a member of a child psychoanalysis clinical supervision group with members of Espace Analytique from Paris. She is a guest speaker and regular media contributor in the field of child development and psychology. Joanna has seen the benefit of early intervention and loves working with children and teens where she strongly believes small changes can make a big difference in young lives. Her practice and philosophy is based on the premise of less tears and more laughter. Joanna believes that parents are the experts in their own children and works in a dyadic way with parents and young children together in sessions.
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