HELPING YOUNG MINDS FLOURISH

The team

Rachel Dawber, BA (Hons), PGCE

Rachel Dawber, BA (Hons), PGCE

Project Leader

Rachel is a highly skilled teacher who works in a number of capacities for North East Wellbeing. Rachel’s specialist areas are setting up and structuring a nurture environment for younger children, and developing that into a more formal (but equally nurturing) learning environment for older children with attachment and behavioural needs.

Stacey Goodwin BA (Hons) in Therapeutic Counselling, Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Stacey Goodwin BA (Hons) in Therapeutic Counselling, Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Counsellor

Stacey is a qualified and experienced counsellor and has been based in schools for five years. She counsels children on a one-to-one basis using a non-directive integrative model that blends psychoanalysis and person-centred theory, also using cognitive behavioural techniques if they are helpful for individual children’s needs. Stacey has experience in delivering group therapy, running a playtime listening service, supporting teachers and parents, and delivering training to teaching assistants.

Lillian Moore BA (Hons), MBACP (accred.), EMDR UK.

Lillian Moore BA (Hons), MBACP (accred.), EMDR UK.

Counsellor

Lillian is a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 40 years of training and experience and has been working with North East Wellbeing in primary schools in Darlington for over five years. Lillian has also worked extensively with children and adolescents with more challenging needs. She is able to offer a range of integrative professional counselling therapies designed to suit the needs of children and families, including EMDR trauma therapy, stress and anxiety counselling and support for bereavement and loss.

Paula Stainthorp

Paula Stainthorp

Paula has worked with children, young people and families in a variety of roles over the past 25yrs. Paula began her career working as a Special Support Assistant, supporting children with disabilities and special educational needs within mainstream schools, through this work Paula realised that supporting children, young people and families with disabilities and special educational needs was what she would like to specialise in and has gone on to work in various settings. The work Paula has done includes family support both within mainstream and disability services, playwork and supporting children in school on a 1-1 basis and within small groups.

Currently Paula delivers speech and language support for North East Wellbeing and also works in a children’s resource centre supporting young people with disabilities, both with complex health and challenging behaviours. Paula has experience of working with young people who have limited or no verbal language so is able to use a variety of ways to communicate with non verbal young people to gain their views and feelings. Paula also works with children diagnosed with ASD and has knowledge of PECS and social stories and has supported young people by writing social stories to help aid their understanding of particular situations.

Paula is passionate about her work and continually attends training to ensure she is knowledgable about the work she carries out.

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