My name is Gela Griffiths and I am the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Adenydd. I am a retired Headteacher of a Special School and I have also been a Foster Carer. I am ‘mum’ to a young man with complex needs resulting from developmental trauma and it was bringing my son home that started me on my journey of learning about developmental trauma and searching for interventions and therapies that could help both him and us as a family.
I manage the day-to-day running of the charity as well as delivering the projects that we run. Our projects are built around the principles of Theraplay®, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Practice (DDP) and Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI).
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Our Associates all have experience of working with children and young people with complex needs resulting from developmental trauma and/or supporting their families. With backgrounds in education, social care and psychotherapy they have a range of skills and expertise to offer. They all have training in Theraplay® and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Practice (DDP) as well Sensory Attachment Intervention and the Just Right State Programme.
Sue Pilcher is a retired Primary School Headteacher and since 2018 has completed training in Theraplay® Level 1 and the MIM, DDP Level 1, Sensory Attachment Intervention Level 1 and the Just Right State Programme. She has developed our schools-based work including with small group interventions based on Theraplay Sunshine Circles and sensory regulation.
Gela Griffiths runs a small private practice from her home in Mumbles. She is a Certified Theraplay® Practitioner and a Certified DDP Practitioner, and has completed Level 1 training in Sensory Attachment Intervention. Gela is a trainer/facilitator for the Just Right State Programme and Kim Golding's Foundations for Attachment. For more information visit her website: www.missingpiece.org.
We are currently recruiting more Associates who have experience of working with children affected by developmental trauma and their families. Please get in touch to find out more.