Sorcha is an Integrative Therapist that qualified in 2016 with Distinction from Interpsyche (based within the NHS and accredited by the BACP). She is registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Her specialisms are primarily Trauma and Attachment. She also has significant experience working with those that have experienced abuse.

Sorcha has significant experience of working with children and young people with SEN, particularly in the areas of ASD and Emotional & Behavioural needs. She also has experience of supporting Looked After Children and their carers.

Jutta has a Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy and is a Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and Member of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP).

Emma has worked with young people in many settings over the years; schools settings, therapeutic settings, in family’s homes and specialist provisions. Emma has worked with varying ages on 1-1 basis and in small group settings. She has gained many years of amazing experiences of working with varying levels of need and crisis. 

Emma qualified as a registered social worker in 2013 and still maintains her social work registration. Emma has also completed her Certificate in Therapeutic Play and is also a registered THRIVE practitioner. Emma’s social work training has equipped her with the skills to remain open minded, approachable and practical when working with young people. This means any work completed is on a bespoke basis dependant on the young persons needs. Every individual is unique and therefore any work is treated in this manner.

Leighanne worked in primary schools as a teaching assistant for 8 years before studying and qualifying as an Occupational Therapist. Since qualifying Leighanne has worked in various SEN schools in Kent.
Leighanne has gained further professional development in the areas of sensory processing, attachment styles, complex disabilities, primitive reflexes and intervention planning.
As part of her service at Oak Therapies Leighanne works within SEN schools, delivers training and provides assessments and reports.
Leighanne is focused on supporting SEN children to achieve their goals and supporting their families.

Nicki’s experience started when she worked in a Play School and as a Teaching Assistant in a primary school setting. Whilst working, engaging and observing children in their play and other interventions she became interested in children’s emotional wellbeing, their attachment styles and neuroscience, causing them to disengage emotionally or socially at times. This presented as behavioural changes and emotional disengagement. This is when she began training as a therapist in 2012. 

  Play and Creative Arts therapy allows the pupil to project their inner thoughts and feelings onto a medium of play and creativity, whilst providing them a safe space while processing their internal world at a deeper level. Projection is a way of safely disconnecting them from their unconscious process coupled with the therapeutic relationship, trust and in time bridging the gap to allow their process to become conscious.