Your feedback is so valuable and helps to shape future training, consultancy and advocacy services to ensure they're fit for purpose and to keep me on my toes. Here are some lovely testimonials from people I've worked with in various relevant capacities in recent years.

Speech & Language Therapist, TALK Speech & Language Therapy

The attachment and trauma training was absolutely fantastic! Emma drew on a wealth of knowledge and resources to make the content invaluable, and on personal experience which really brought it to life. This is essential training for anyone that works with children. Thanks so much.’

Emma Simpson, Head of Adoption, CCS Adoption

‘Emma has been providing half day training courses to educational professionals via The Centre For Adoption Support and Education for several years. She is always highly professional to work with, and regularly receives excellent feedback from the attendees. She has brought her personal adoption experience and teaching experience to this course, which the attendees have always found incredibly helpful. The practical tips and space to discuss strategies is always well received. Emma has also run workshops with our psychologist about children's needs in returning to education post-lockdown.’

Elmlea Junior School

‘I have attended trauma and attachment training previously, but found this so enlightening due to Emma being a parent of adopted children as well as a teacher/trainer. Lots of useful strategies too.’

Teacher, Broadway Infant School

‘The training was excellent. It gave a real insight into the causes of behaviour for children with trauma and attachment issues and lots to consider about how we can support those children in our setting.’

Lyn Burns, Independent Fostering Panel Chair, TACT

‘I worked with Emma on the Panel of an independent fostering agency and always found her contributions to be valid, and where appropriate, drawing on her professional and personal experience of attachment and trauma. I learnt so much from talking with her about her experiences which gave me a context when reading reports. She also encouraged my curiosity about attachment and trauma so I have gone on to explore this further and read more widely than I otherwise might have done. Thank you Emma!’

Genuinely, thanks again for all your help and advice. If I'm honest it also helps massively that you are an adoptive mother as at times it can feel quite lonely trying to navigate and communicate your concerns around issues [with school] without feeling like you are going round in circles...