Michelle SchofieldChildren's Therapist
Michelle is an experienced Child and Family Therapist with many years experience working in private practice. She also has extensive experience working in non-profit agencies and charities, and private fostering agencies.
Michelle is qualified to work with a range of approaches, ensuring she delivers a tailored and effective service for the families and individuals she supports.
Michelle has an extensive list of qualifications including a degree in Play Therapy (Leeds Beckett University), Master in Social Work (Leeds Metropolitan University) and a Masters in Professional Practice (University of Sheffield). In addition Michelle is a Theraplay Informed Practitioner (Level 1 & Groups), Filial Therapist, Child Parent Relationship Therapist (CPRT), EMDR therapist (adult and child), Certified Autplay provider and DDP Informed Practitioner (Level 2). Michelle is also a Story massage Practitioner, Lego Based Therapist and Relaxkids Coach.
Michelle has extensive experience working with children in Foster and Adoptive placements, as well as Special Guardian families. She is particularly interested in early developmental trauma, and is Trauma informed in her practice. Michelle also specialises in Attachment, Adoption Support/Breakdown, Children in Foster Care, ADHD, Autism and Family Separation/Divorce.
Michelle is very passionate and built Children’s Therapy Services, so families can access services that will empower them to help their children, a place where there is no judgement and where every effort is made to ensure that we work collaboratively with families and other professionals to provide the best outcomes possible for each individual. She realises that parenting is no easy job, especially parenting children who have complex needs, early developmental trauma and attachment needs and believes that it truly does take a “village” to raise children.
Her fun, creative and energetic personality assists her in building positive relationships with the children and families that she works with and keeps them engaged in therapy.