Director of Children’s Services
Stephen is responsible for the overall management of the services provided by The Dynamic Partnership, in line with the strategic objectives established by the Board of Directors. Stephen is on the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology programme with the University of Nottingham, with research interests including developmental trauma and resilience. Stephen studied psychology as an undergraduate at The University of St Andrews followed by the MSc in Forensic Psychology at GCU. With a Professional Certificate in Management and social care qualifications, Stephen is fully registered as manager with the SSSC.
Stephen guest lectures on the undergraduate psychology course at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and has presented material at conferences in the UK and Ireland.
Professional training includes Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Stephen’s hypnotherapy training was with the highly respected London College of Clinical Hypnosis. Initially awarded with the Certificate, followed by the Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Stephen is a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist. As a Rickter Scale Practitioner Stephen provides motivating life coaching.
With over 14 years experience in social care, and a background in teaching and the NHS, Stephen is dedicated to improving the life chances for young people in Scotland.