Marnie trained as a social worker, qualifying in 1997. She then worked in a Local Authority Children and Families team for 3 years. Training as a psychodynamic play therapist and qualifying in 2000 Marnie practiced as a social worker/play therapist in a CAMHs team in Derbyshire for 3 years. In 2003 she moved to work with the NSPCC for 17 years undertaking therapeutic work with children and families that have experienced abuse.
Marnie offers support in the field of child mental health and has extensive experience of working with children who have experienced abuse and domestic violence. Her skills and experience include supporting care experienced youngsters, and children who are adopted, as well as training for foster carers.
Marnie draws on a systemic approach using DDP techniques having completed level 1 and 2 DDP training. She is focused on promoting a trauma informed approach in all areas of her work.
Marnie is a registered play therapist and play therapy supervisor with BAPT, she has completed therapeutic Life Story work training with Family Futures and currently offers supervision, play therapy, Therapeutic life story work and filial play therapy.