Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Kathy’s clinical background is as a therapeutic counsellor with over 15 years’ experience. She has worked with CYP and adults in a variety of settings - from a University Student counselling service to a long-term role in a family bereavement charity involving 1:1 counselling, couples work and group facilitation. Within the same agency, her role as Training Development Co-ordinator entailed primary responsibility for developing and delivering bereavement support training to Education and Healthcare Professionals. She also developed and delivered creative/holistic interventions to support effective self-care practise for fellow professionals and clients and this continues to be an area of particular interest and focus as an associate of a local Holistic therapies centre.
Kathy’s role as a Schools Engagement trainer within the LINK programme has included understanding of the diversity of educational settings, engaging with senior education staff with different backgrounds, skills and experience and who have differing views of mental health as well as experience of supporting senior leaders to foster cultural and organisational change. In addition, she has been involved in the development and delivery of bespoke training modules in educational settings.