Here at Anderida we are able to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis Therapy and Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) coaching to adults, families and young people who are faced with overwhelming problems that may be starting to impact on their lives. 


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy, which explores your problems in the here and now. CBT assumes that behaviours are linked to your thoughts and feelings, which are a product of the beliefs you hold about yourself the world and others. Some behaviour may maintain your problems or even make them worse. CBT believes that if you can better understand your thoughts you can change behaviours and beat self-defeating cycles. With commitment CBT can help you overcome real difficulties in a relatively short period of time compared to other talking therapies. CBT also gives you more control over your recovery and life as you will learn skills that help you to better cope with stressful situations outside of and post therapy.


Supported by the NHS and recommended by leading therapists around the world, CBT is an effective form of therapy that can be used to help individuals suffering from a wide range of mental health issues;

  • Low self esteem and depression

  • General anxiety and stress

  • Anxiety surrounding specific issues

  • Fears & phobias

  • Panic and panic attacks

  • Eating disorders and addictions

  • Anger and aggression

  • Trauma


NVR stands for Non Violent Resistance and is a newly developed approach that is used to respond to aggressive, violent, self-destructive and controlling behaviours. Modifications of this model have successfully been used with young people with anxiety, addiction to the internet, substance misuse, risk of child sexual exploitation, self -harm, refusal of school attendance and many other problem areas.




MSc CBT & Mental Health

Non-Violent Resistance Accredited Practitioner & Supervisor (NVR UK)
NLP Practitioner
Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
NVQ4 in Management
NVQ4 in the Care of Children & Young People

V1 Award
A1 Assessors Award
NVQ3 in the Care of Children and Young People

Certified Reattach Therapist

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I come from a background of youth and community work and have been involved in a variety of voluntary and statutory services for over 20 years. Since beginning work within residential childcare in 2000, I have managed homes and supported home managers in my role as director. 
In 2010 I became interested in how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy could enhance our practice and lead to better outcomes for children and young people. I went on to complete MSc in CBT and Mental Health and deliver direct therapeutic interventions with young people, particularly those in residential childcare as well as clinical supervisions for core teams within each home to help shape therapeutic care planning and ensure an environment was one where young people can recover from past trauma.

In 2013 I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the concepts of Non-Violent Resistance (NVR). I embedded this approach in my work, in children’s homes and as a central therapeutic approach within my work with children and families.

My work is also informed by Dyadic, Developmental, Practice. 

Kerry provides therapy in a private setting.




Non-Violent Resistance Accredited Practitioner & Supervisor (NVR UK)

NVQ Level 4 CYP

A1 Assessors Award

Advanced Supervision


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I have worked in a wide range of health and social care settings for over 35 years. I have worked at Anderida since 1999, an organisation providing high quality, therapeutic care for children and young people wo have experienced extreme trauma.

Anderida were introduced to NVR 6 years ago when Dr Jakob began work with the organisation, Anderida has embraced NVR which is now embodied in the organisation as a whole, the staff team who are all trained in NVR and whose management team are all working towards being accredited practitioners.


I am an Accredited Non-Violent Resistance Practitioner. Kerry Shoesmith and I are co-directors at Anderida and associates of PartnershipProjectsUK and we facilitate foundation level training in NVR, with a focus on residential care.

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MSc Psychological Therapies, University of Exeter

AFT registered Family and Systemic Psychotherapist

AFT registered Systemic Supervisor

Advanced NVR practitioner, accredited by NVR UK

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I am a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and Systemic Supervisor, registered with the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).


I am an advanced level practitioner of Non Violent Resistance (NVR) and an Associate of PartnershipProjectsUK, the organisation founded by Dr. Peter Jakob, to provide training and therapy in NVR in the UK.


I have 36 years of experience of working with children, young people and families, in hospitals, schools and the Youth Offending Service, and have been in a specialist CAMHS setting for the last 11 years. I also work in independent practice. I am a Supported Lodgings Carer for my local authority specialising in providing short term placements for separated children seeking asylum.


I provide individual and group supervision for Anderida’s Directors, Managers and Mentors.



NVR UK Accredited Practitioner

Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Systemic Family Therapist

Director PartnershipProjects 

Clinical Consultant to Anderida Residential and Fostering Services. Clinical Supervisor to Julie Oates

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In the late 1970s, I trained abroad in Social Work to ‘intermediate examination’ level. This motivated me to combine social work and clinical psychology approaches for helping children and families in need and in child protection contexts.

Following doctoral training in clinical psychology, I practiced within the German Social Services funded child guidance system, with US military authorities’ child protection agencies, and with international agencies. I have been working in child and adolescent mental health and in adult mental health as a qualified Clinical Psychologist for over 34 years. Much of this work has been undertaken in support of child protection, involving difficulties relating to child sexual and physical abuse or neglect, parents’ mental ill health, as well as drug and alcohol misuse problems, domestic violence, and very serious trauma.

After my training as a Clinical Psychologist, I went on to train as a Systemic Family Therapist. Over the years, I have pursued a strong interest in processes within the ‘larger system’, i.e. the interaction of family and the helping agencies. This interest has led me to develop service models for effective interagency working in child protection and child in need contexts...…….