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We seek to improve the lives of children, young people and adults through direct service provision, respectful practice and neurobiologically informed research.
We seek to improve the lives of children, young people and adults through direct service provision, respectful practice and neurobiologically informed research.
We seek to improve the lives of children, young people and adults through direct service provision, respectful practice and neurobiologically informed research.
About Us

Liz Orchard

Art Psychotherapist and
Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

Liz is an Art Psychotherapist and Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist with further training in Trauma Therapy, Theraplay, and the Therapeutic Application of the Arts. Early in her career as a Mental Health Professional, she worked across various NHS settings including Child and Adolescent Mental Health services, Child and Adolescent Learning Disabilities services, Children’s Head Injury Services, and Elderly Services. She also completed BA (Hon) Fine Art (painting) to bring her own creativity to life, and in doing so, knows how to facilitate this in others.

It is widely recognised that traumatic events can shatter inner lives and call into question basic human relationships and the attachment systems that link us. Liz’s fascination with this link, between creativity and connection, the Mind and creative expression led her to think deeply about the innate human need to reach outward. Commonly observed in infants soon after birth, newborns seek eye contact and curl their tiny fingers around a parent’s hand. This may be understood as a child’s first creative act and is representational of the human drive towards connection. Liz uses her knowledge, skills, and experience to adapt to each client’s needs, and strives to give the very best opportunities to those disadvantaged by early life trauma and disrupted attachments. She finds a way to reach each client by facilitating meaningful connections through the creative process, or play, and through the skilful use of conversation.

Over the past nine years, Liz has worked as a trauma psychotherapist at Specialist CAMHS and in private practice.  She is registered to provide Therapeutic Adoption Services on the behalf of Adoption South East and has a special interest in supporting those who have been exposed to early life trauma.

Liz is a member of: Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College, College for Children and Young People (UKCP) and registered an Art Psychotherapist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

Liz Orchard

Art Psychotherapist and
Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

Liz is an Art Psychotherapist and Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist with further training in Trauma Therapy, Theraplay, and the Therapeutic Application of the Arts. Early in her career as a Mental Health Professional, she worked across various NHS settings including Child and Adolescent Mental Health services, Child and Adolescent Learning Disabilities services, Children’s Head Injury Services, and Elderly Services. She also completed BA (Hon) Fine Art (painting) to bring her own creativity to life, and in doing so, knows how to facilitate this in others.

It is widely recognised that traumatic events can shatter inner lives and call into question basic human relationships and the attachment systems that link us. Liz’s fascination with this link, between creativity and connection, the Mind and creative expression led her to think deeply about the innate human need to reach outward. Commonly observed in infants soon after birth, newborns seek eye contact and curl their tiny fingers around a parent’s hand. This may be understood as a child’s first creative act and is representational of the human drive towards connection. Liz uses her knowledge, skills, and experience to adapt to each client’s needs, and strives to give the very best opportunities to those disadvantaged by early life trauma and disrupted attachments. She finds a way to reach each client by facilitating meaningful connections through the creative process, or play, and through the skilful use of conversation.

Over the past nine years, Liz has worked as a trauma psychotherapist at Specialist CAMHS and in private practice.  She is registered to provide Therapeutic Adoption Services on the behalf of Adoption South East and has a special interest in supporting those who have been exposed to early life trauma.

Liz is a member of: Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College, College for Children and Young People (UKCP) and registered an Art Psychotherapist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

Liz Orchard

Art Psychotherapist and
Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

Liz is an Art Psychotherapist and Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist with further training in Trauma Therapy, Theraplay, and the Therapeutic Application of the Arts. Early in her career as a Mental Health Professional, she worked across various NHS settings including Child and Adolescent Mental Health services, Child and Adolescent Learning Disabilities services, Children’s Head Injury Services, and Elderly Services. She also completed BA (Hon) Fine Art (painting) to bring her own creativity to life, and in doing so, knows how to facilitate this in others.

It is widely recognised that traumatic events can shatter inner lives and call into question basic human relationships and the attachment systems that link us. Liz’s fascination with this link, between creativity and connection, the Mind and creative expression led her to think deeply about the innate human need to reach outward. Commonly observed in infants soon after birth, newborns seek eye contact and curl their tiny fingers around a parent’s hand. This may be understood as a child’s first creative act and is representational of the human drive towards connection. Liz uses her knowledge, skills, and experience to adapt to each client’s needs, and strives to give the very best opportunities to those disadvantaged by early life trauma and disrupted attachments. She finds a way to reach each client by facilitating meaningful connections through the creative process, or play, and through the skilful use of conversation.

Over the past nine years, Liz has worked as a trauma psychotherapist at Specialist CAMHS and in private practice.  She is registered to provide Therapeutic Adoption Services on the behalf of Adoption South East and has a special interest in supporting those who have been exposed to early life trauma.

Liz is a member of: Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College, College for Children and Young People (UKCP) and registered an Art Psychotherapist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).