Celia works closely with children and their families as a home tutor, in schools and within the community focusing on school integration. She developed her passion for working with children autism from a young age while working for her local Riding for the Disabled group. Her passion for both horses and children with ID then led her to work as a respite carer for a family with a child with DS and challenging behaviour, on the farm on which she kept her horse. This insight into how families often struggle to not only cope with their child’s behaviour and to find the right support but also the evident lack of psychological support for families also fuelled her passion to want to make a difference.
Following graduating with a first-class degree in Psychology in 2013, Celia worked as an ABA teaching assistant in an ABA unit in an SEN school in Kent which enabled her to develop her knowledge and experience in providing ABA skills.
With these insights Celia aims to ultimately provide a holistic service available to both families and children, and is currently in her second year of psychotherapy training studying Transactional Analysis. She is also currently looking to complete her Master’s degree in ABA, alongside working with the TLC, to continue to add to her education and experience. She is a member is NCS and UKATA.