Vicky Blackwell

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (PG-Dip), Certified Theraplay Practitioner and supervisor (in training) HCPC Social Worker

Vicky has been working independetly 4 years providing a therapeutic service to children and their families. Prior to this Vicky worked in the voluntary sector for 6 years providing therapeutic support using Theraplay techniques to adoptive familes. She has also attended Level 1 DDP training and uses the techniques within her practice. Vicky has worked in the social care sector for 15 years.

Vicky has been providing long-term therapeutic packages to fostered and adoptive families within the North West area, as well as child therapy for private families. She offers an integrative approach and is able to devise needs-led assessments and interventions to meet the complex needs of looked after and adopted children of all ages, and their families. Vicky has an extensive knowledge and awareness of attachment and trauma from working within the field for 10 years and uses attachment based therapy and Theraplay, working with the whole family, or child-led interventions using a variety of creative methods, including somatic/sensory, play, art and hypnotherapy/mindulness, in lots of creative ways. She is very passionate about her work and dedicated to finding ways to support children who have experienced trauma.

Vicky also offers consultancy to fostering agencies and has developed a mental health workshop to children and currently provides therapy to a children’s service within a charity for victims of Domestic Violence.

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