Graham has been a therapist and trainer for over 25 years, specialising in working with the impact of disrupted attachment and developmental trauma.
He is a UKCP registered Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, working in private practice and with specialist therapeutic organisations. His psychotherapy practice is strongly informed by his training in DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy), an attachment-based form of family therapy, and Theraplay, a child and family form of therapy for building and enhancing attachment and self-esteem.
Graham also has an extensive background in somatic trauma resolution and prenatal and birth psychology. He has also trained in Trauma-Focused CBT and is a qualified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) practioner.
He has a particular interest in working with adopted children and their families, and has worked as a parent consultant and trainer for a number of adoption organisations including Adoption UK, PAC-UK and PACT. Graham has run a number of online support groups and webinars for adoptive parents, providing support and information for parents experiencing a range of issues in their children, including Child to Parent Violence (CPV), anxiety, transition and school related issues. He also runs trainings on therapeutic parenting and other related subjects.
Graham is also a registered craniosacral therapist, and was the co-founder and joint principal of the Institute of Craniosacral Studies, which ran from 2000-2012.
He is also a faculty member at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, where he teaches anatomy to acupuncture students.
After studying martial arts for over 15 years when he was younger, Graham switched to the Chinese internal arts, and has now been practising them, with an emphasis on Qi Gong for health and personal development for almost 25 years, under the direct tutelage of Master Chris Chappell. He is also a student of Vipassana (Insight) meditation.
UKCP Registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist
MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational application of the arts
Registered Craniosacral therapist
Level 2 DDP
Level 1 Theraplay (currently working towards certification)
Qualified EMDR Practitioner
Level 1 Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy
Foundation level Non-Violent Resistance (NVR)