Our services include:
Parent and Professional training, coaching calls, webinars, in-home interventions, school interventions, family work (including DDP and Theraplay) Attachment based parent-child work and individual counselling/ therapy.
About us:Denise Golding is a senior social work practitioner and counsellor. She has 30 years’ experience of working with children and families, including the past 20 years working in adoption. Denise is a certified instructor in Bryan Post’s model, ‘The Great Behaviour Breakdown’ (GBB), which is an innovative parent training for adopters, foster carers and any parents of children with challenging behaviour. She is also trained in DDP Levels 1 & 2 (with Dan Hughes), Theraplay Level 1, Mindfulness and Systems Family Therapy Level 1. Denise has a post-graduate diploma in the Therapeutic application of the Arts and in Psychosynthesis counselling, as well as a diploma in Psychotherapy skills with children and adolescents. Denise experience of dealing with a wide range of challenging behaviour including Children and Young People affected by Attachment Disruption and Trauma in Adoption and Fostering as well as ASD/ADHD and Mental Health difficulties.. She has worked in Child Mental Health and in Statutory as well as Independent and Voluntary Agencies. Denise strongly advocates that the ‘love-based’ parenting approach is the most successful approach for parenting children with challenging behaviour albeit, environmental or genetic. Denise works independently as a counsellor with adults as well as young people and their families and offers free-lance training as well as parent-child therapy on a private and contractual basis through Local Authorities in the UK.
Zach Gomm is a foster carer and adopter; he has fostered many children over the past years and is an adoptive father to his teenage son who he has parented using The Great Behaviour Breakdown (GBB) with amazing results for the last 10 years. Zach is a certified instructor of GBB, and is trained in Theraplay Level 1, DDP Levels 1 & 2 and Mindfulness.His experiences include parenting children with significant trauma and attachment difficulties, children who display aggressive and sexualised behaviour as well children with a lack of social skills, learning difficulties and so much more….His own journey with numerous foster children has been his most profound teaching and Zach feels this brings a unique aspect to his work and in being a trainer, as he has experienced first-hand many of the challenges other adoptive and foster parents and any parent with challenging behaviours face. His mission is to support families in healing behaviour using a love based approach. Zach is particularly interested in the concept of the paradigm shift, and ‘blocked’ parenting and how our own stresses as parents, both past and present, impact on our ability to provide care.