Meet the Team
Peter qualified as a Social worker and is an accredited Play Therapist. Peter received his MBE in 2011 for developing and delivering innovative restorative approaches to heal the harm/trauma caused by crime.
Peter joined ABC in 2015 as a Director and become one of only a handful of certified play therapists working across Teesside. Peter is a qualified FMA mediator and restorative facilitator.
Peter is a certified Clinical Supervisor and is trained in Level 2 (DDP) Dyadic Development Psychotherapy & Theraplay approaches. In his spare time Peter likes to spend time with his family, enjoying long beach walks with his dogs. He also enjoys pizza and the occasional Teesside delicacy known as a parmo.
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Peter has completed training in Filial Play and REWIND trauma therapy. He is an experienced, dedicated, skilled and trusted therapist who has a track record of delivering excellent outcomes for children, young people and families in a wide range of settings, including pre and post adoption work.
Peter is experienced in delivering child and family centred psychotherapy approaches, with a proven history of achieving successful outcomes for children, young people who have experienced loss, trauma and/or attachment issues. In order to tailor therapy packages, Peter uses a range of evidence based assessment tools aimed at better understanding the needs of children and young people who need help in forming secure attachments.
Peter is a contributing author to the Sage 2018 2nd Edition Handbook for Counselling Children and Young People, which is widely used as a main university text and reference point
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Susan Jackson recently retired from her post as lead Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer based in Redcar & Cleveland. Susan has specialised in Children & Families, particularly as Lead Officer for Safeguarding and until recently, was the senior manager for SEND & Safeguarding for Redcar & Cleveland Local Authority.
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Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Dr Emma Dixon
Service Manager & Senior Therapist
Business Administrator & Development Officer
Dr Emma Dixon