Together Tree was founded by Helen Maund, an independent practitioner and a Certified Theraplay® Therapist, Trainer and Supervisor registered with The Theraplay® Institute and Theraplay UK. She is also a Certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Practitioner registered with the DDP Institute and a Social Work England (SWE) registered Social Worker.
Helen has a Degree in Specialist Practice with Children and Families and Diploma in Social Work as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play. Helen uses a wide range of skills when working with children and families. Helen's approach is to work in a respectful, but open and honest manner with families and professionals.
Helen has over 20 years experience and skills working with children and families - in adoption, foster care, kinship care, residential and in supporting families with children at risk of harm. She has worked extensively with children who have experienced developmental trauma due to past abuse and neglect and specializes in working with these children and their families. Helen has significant training in attachment and trauma, which informs her understanding and approach, tailored on a case-by-case basis and is unique to each child.
Helen is listed on both the Theraplay® Institute and Theraplay® UK website directories. Details of these can be found on the ‘Contact’ page.
If you’re seeking a professional and highly experienced provider that can be trusted to deliver effective therapeutic treatments, look no further.
…From my personnel point of view I have been fostering for 8 1/2 years and have worked with many different therapists for different children and I can 100% say that it was Helen that made the most difference to not only our foster child but to us as a family. So I would wholeheartedly recommend Helen to anyone who needs help and always say 'every child needs a Helen.