Mandy is a Mental Health Social Worker with over seventeen years’ experience in the social welfare field. Adopting a warm and playful approach, Mandy values connection, safety and self-determination, which she views as essential in her work with children, adolescents and adults.
Mandy’s practice is informed by trauma responsive practice, neuroscience and social justice. She is also interested in the somatic impacts of distress and trauma and incorporates evidence based body movement and relaxation techniques into her practice.
With extensive knowledge and experience in the impact of trauma, she is particularly passionate about supporting people to work through traumatic experiences with the use of a range of therapeutic approaches including self-compassion, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness, play and creative therapies.
Mandy is trained in EMDR Therapy and art therapy. When not at work Mandy enjoys connecting with nature, spending time with family and friends and dabbling in art based exploration.