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Here at Anderida we are able to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), ReAttach 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. 

Our Professionals



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

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.

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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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Non-Violent Resistance Accredited Practitioner & Supervisor (NVRA)

NVQ Level 4 CYP

A1 Assessors Award

Advanced Supervision

Certified Reattach Therapist




NVR UK Accredited Practitioner

Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Systemic Family Therapist

Director PartnershipProjects 

Clinical Consultant to Anderida Residential and Fostering Services. 

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.

Head to the PartnershipProjects website to read more.

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