During a one day training in Attachment Theory, Karen's presentation was clear, well planned and confidently produced and so very inspiring. She was insightful and sensitive to the responses of her audience as some people found the message personally difficult to hear. For me, the course gave me a light bulb moment as it opened up my mind to my own personal journey.
As a result of this course, I went on to train in using the Boxall profile to assess children for their difficulties with their attachments, and then referring those children for play therapy. It was as a result of this course that I felt inspired to continue my career in special needs, helping the most vulnerable children and their families. I have been able to do this with the ongoing support from the course and the subsequent professional conversations that I have had with Karen.
Suzanna Stone, Inclusion Manager, Primary School Colchester
Tara’s subject knowledge was excellent and she was able to get her message across to us in a very accessible way, whilst challenging many previously perceptions about boarding students. The session was a good balance between the theoretical and the practical with some informative exercises which reinforced the learning for us.
Tim Wainwright, Deputy Head of Boarding, TASIS School
Karen strikes the perfect balance between head and heart. She was able to shed light on complex theoretical frameworks as-well as attune and hold all of the big emotions at play from all of the participants.
It was a privilege to have spent the last 7 days with Karen as our trainer. I am eternally grateful to have had this opportunity.
Tracy, Therapist, Kuala Lumpur
The training I received was incredibly interesting and appropriately pitched, giving us real examples of ways to help the children, even breaking it down so far as to give us simple sentence starters.
Demands on teachers seem to be increasing, and whilst fully qualified, we are experiencing some types of behavior from children that we don’t know how to deal with.Our questions were honestly answered, with the emphasis embedded in reflective practice, and up to date knowledge of neuroscience making it clear to us how important it is to consider the developmental norms of the children we teach.
Julie-Anne Green, Early Years Teacher
Karen is a very strong and knowledgeable trainer. She was able to hold the group well and modelled all the skills and qualities a Therapist and Supervisor possess in such a natural way. She is not afraid to push you when she felt you needed to grow as a professional.
I have learnt so much from her academically and on an emotional level.
Abhasari, Therapist, Thailand