Creative Psychotherapy in Education

Meet The CPIE Team

Our team of registered and qualified psychotherapists work within a supportive and safe framework of therapeutic sessions to support your pupils.

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Jeni is a state registered Dramatherapist (HCPC), clinical supervisor and Psychotherapist (UKCP). She has over 20 years' experience supporting looked after children and children with complex trauma and attachment issues in education. As head of service for CPE, she is committed to promoting and developing best therapeutic practice for young people and the systems that support them, promoting an increased sense of well-being, alongside opportunities for growth, understanding and compassion.

Jeni Goodfellow-Pemsel


Amy has spent the last 20 years working in a range of settings; youth projects, prisons, urban communities and schools. She has worked alongside clinical psychologists, key workers and school staff to support children, young people and their families Amy specialises in trauma and attachment and is passionate about how Creative Therapies facilitate trauma recovery. Amy qualified as a HCPC reg. Dramatherapist in 2010 and is trained in Clinial Supervision. 

Amy Woodfield


Deborah is the Business Support Officer for the Creative Psychotherapy in Education Team. Deborah has had a variety of roles within offices & schools throughout her career and has gained exceptional administrative, finance and I.T. skills.  Deborah provides business support to the CPE Lead therapist and the Associate team.

Deborah McNicholls


Lisa is a registered Art Psychotherapist (HCPC) and a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).  She has over 20 years' experience of supporting children, young people and families. Lisa is passionate about providing an inclusive therapeutic service which is accessible for people from all backgrounds and identities.

Lisa Allen


Andy is a state registered Art Therapist (HCPC, BAAT), with over 20 years' experience facilitating therapy in Manchester and the surrounding region, in schools and other child support services. He offers support for individuals, groups and families that have suffered challenging health care concerns, including the lasting effects of trauma and those newly arrived at the UK. He has broad range of health care qualifications (BA, BSc, PGDipAT) and master’s in education (Fhea), having experience as a university lecturer and staff trainer, introducing management skills and lasting professional relationships.

Andy Comley


Adi is a registered Art Therapist (HCPC) and a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). She has experience in delivering art therapy for children, adolescents and adults from various backgrounds, including refugees, children within the youth justice system and people with enduring mental health difficulties. Adi also has experience in working in schools and community settings.

Adi Thorp


Steve is a HCPC registered art therapist. He is member of BAAT. He has over 20 years professional work experience; predominantly with children and young people. Steve is at all times committed to providing therapeutic interventions that lead to best outcome for children and young people from all backgrounds.

Steve Garside


Isobel qualified in 2022 as an Art Psychotherapist from the University of Chester. She has worked with children and young people for over 8 years working in a variety of settings from schools to care centres, with clients ranging from children through to end of life care. Isobel joined one education to focus on providing young people with a creative outlet.

Isobel Cawley


After completing her placement with One Education Natalie joined our team as an associate in 2018. Over the 5 years of working for One Education she has gained experience working in both primary and secondary schools as well as in the community.  Supporting children and young people individually and on a group basis. Additionally, providing family support and training for school staff and professionals.  

Natalie Mihajlovic


Jamie-Leigh is a specialist child and adolescent Dramatherapist with over 10 years' experience within SEMH and mainstream education. Providing Dramatherapy for children and young people as well as delivering clinical supervision for therapists, mentors and teachers working with children and young people. 

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Rachel is an Art Psychotherapist, registered with HCPC and BAAT, she also has a PGCE in Art and Design.  She has 18 years' experience working in the community as an artist and nine years at an NHS Hospice as an Art Practitioner, she has also gained experience working in SEN provisions, private practice, and mainstream education delivering individual and group sessions to young people.

Rachel Horne


Sophie is a HCPC registered Dramatherapist and has been working within primary and secondary schools for over 15 years, Initially as a learning support mentor and teaching drama. Feeling drawn to the children with more complex emotional needs, she began using drama as a way of helping them process their emotions. It was only when researching further ways that she could help these children that she discovered dramatherapy. She began studying for an MA in Dramatherapy and has been working in schools around the North West ever since.  

Sophie Steward


Linda is a person-centred Play Therapist working therapeutically with children and families since 2010, previously a therapeutic teaching assistant (Th-Inc Room practitioner, Transformative Play practitioner, Messy Play practitioner) before qualifying as a play therapist in 2018. 

Linda’s practice has involved working with children impacted by developmental trauma, attachment difficulties, neuro diversity, bereavement, regulation difficulties, sensory processing difficulties and suicide ideation.  

Linda Lawson


Clare is a seasoned Play and Creative Arts Therapist with six years of formal qualification and over 20 years of diverse professional experience. She approaches therapy through a trauma-informed lens, employing an integrative approach that considers the holistic needs of each child or young person she works with. Clare's extensive background includes working within children's social care teams, NHS Children's Palliative Care, fostering agencies, schools, and the Adoption Support Fund. 

Clare Warland


Marie is a registered play therapist, registered with BACP and a qualified JNC youth worker, she is trained in Play therapy, Filial therapy, Autplay therapy, Dyadic developmental psychotherapy (level 1), Life story work and Emotional Freedom techniques (Level 1 and 2).
Marie Beasley


Oscar has two years of experience as a Music Therapist in educational and community environments, specialising in work with children with profound learning difficulties and adults with mental health challenges. He has also facilitated community drop-in groups for adults. Oscar seeks to further his expertise at One Education, engaging with diverse populations on both individual and group levels.
Oscar Davidson


Samantha, an HCPC-registered Dramatherapist with over 20 years' experience, has worked in drama schools, secure hospitals, and educational institutions. She specialises in trauma and attachment issues, focusing on vulnerable looked-after and adopted young people. Passionate about mental health, she also holds a degree in Further Education and is a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Samantha Crump


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