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Caroline Dyson – Founder and Director

Caroline is a trained teacher with a psychology background and significant therapeutic qualifications and experience spanning over 20 years in the education, health and therapy sector.  She has been employed as a teacher in mainstream and specialist provisions and worked as a psychotherapist in a Tier 4 CAMHS hospital, primary/secondary/FE/special educational settings and in private practice. She has worked within six Midlands based Local Authorities and has experience with all ages of children/young people. She writes and delivers many training programmes to Local Authorities, schools and CAMHS.

Caroline has significant experience working with vulnerable children including Looked After Children, pupils with SEN, pupils with significant mental health difficulties, pupils involved with CAMHS and pupils with and without clinically identified conditions.  She has worked at individual, group, class and whole-school levels as well as systemic level work including entire local authorities.  She also support staff via training, supervision and therapy.  She is an integrative psychotherapist (accredited with the BACP) and a clinical hypnotherapist (registered with the BSCH). She is also trained in many other modalities including Eye Movement Systematic Desensitisation (EMDR), Mentalization Based Treatments (MBT), CBT (Level 1), Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT). She is a Paediatric Sleep Practitioner, a Mindfulness Teacher, a Massage in Schools Programme (MISP) tutor and delivered Team Teach training for many years. She is a qualified Nurture Groups Practitioner.  She is a Clinical Supervisor for other therapists and provides training on a wide range of areas as well as speaking at conferences around the UK about Mental Health and Children/Young People.  She is also the Founder and Director of the Hypnotherapy in Schools Programme which uses clinical hypnotherapy in educational settings to support pupils and staff.


Laura Watkins – Associate Practitioner

Offering a multidisciplinary approach, Laura integrates Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP, EMDR, Mindfulness and Coaching, and is a registered member of the GHR.  Laura works with a variety of clients including adults, children & young people from her own private practice, as well as leading regular online group courses and workshops.  With a background in the fostering sector, as well as corporate employee training & well-being, she is able to offer each client a bespoke session tailored exactly to their individual requirements.   In addition to this, Laura also partners with a Worcestershire based mental health & well-being charity, offering solution-based 1:1 and group coaching to children, young-people and their families.

Rachel Hoare

Rachel is a fully qualified counsellor working with adults, children and young people and a member of the BACP.

She is trained to work in an integrative way, combining a variety of different approaches including Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.  Rachel also partners with a Birmingham charity specialising in 1:1 counselling for children and young people affected by loss, bereavement and domestic abuse.