Edwina is an independent chartered Educational Psychologist and certified DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) practitioner, consultant and trainer. She has over thirty years experience of working with children and families in a range of contexts from residential care to family therapy.
The majority of her work is with looked after and accommodated children, foster and adoptive families.
Edwina’s professional passion is attachment theory into practice – recognising the crucial importance for all children of secure, healthy family relationships, supporting all parents (some parents and children need more support than others – it’s a tough job sometimes!).
As well as her therapeutic work with families, Edwina provides training and consultancy for organisations – local authority and voluntary sector, social work, health and education – in DDP Practice. She also coordinates and organises Dan Hughes DDP training and events in Scotland. Edwina is the co-author of several publications both for Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA) and Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) and for other organisations. Edwina is a founding member of SAIA and has chaired the organisation for most of its life.