Rowland Coombes

Rowland Coombes

“The weekly sessions I provide for children and young people offer an opportunity to process past trauma either directly or indirectly in order to live a successful and fulfilled life in the future.

These are complemented by regular and frequent clinical supervision for the foster carers. I attend multi-disciplinary meetings to make sense of behaviour from a systemic perspective which looks at the individual as part of their wider context.

I enjoy facilitating the Foster Carer Support Groups which draw upon collective knowledge and energy to solve complex problems. It is rewarding to see the benefits for young people in their daily lived experience of the training we provide to foster carers on coping with difficult feelings (Mindfulness), building strong teams around the child (Systemic) and therapeutic approaches (Trauma-Informed)”.