Developmental Practitioners Association

Members

Benefits of being a member

  • Support and advice from like-minded experienced professionals from a wide range of disciplines.
  • The opportunity to post your details on our membership page which is open to the public
  • Online seminars to review research and stay current to focus on CPD
  • The opportunity to learn from each other
  • Signposts to various professional services
  • Membership of the DPA Facebook Group
  • Free admission to the DPA annual conference
  • To be part of a group seeking to promote critical aspects of child development.

Become a Developmental Practitioners member now for only £30 / yr


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Please note: The DPA does not have the facilities to vet the membership. Before engaging with a member you are STRONGLY advised to check that:

  • Appropriate safeguarding is in place (DBS)
  • Appropriate Qualifications and Experience are held
  • Their therapy is right for you
  • They have valid insurance

Members

Pete Griffin

Pete Griffin - Open Doors Therapy. Cert Ed (1970). B Ed (1978).
SEN Certification (1984). INPP Licentiate (2006). Lifelong Achievement - Education Awards (2019)

Email: mapretep@aol.com

Web: www.open-doors-therapy.co.uk

Contact Tel No: 07504 305038

Main Specialisms

  • Neuromotor immaturity
  • INPP
  • SEND
  • Handwriting,
  • School Exercise Programme
  • School Action Research

Location

  • Midlands hub
  • North West hub
  • Servicing the UK

Brenda Lloyd

Teacher (retired SENCO) INPP

Contact details

Email: brendalloydndt@btinternet.com

Contact Tel No: 07812 518795

Main Specialisms

EASIE Trainer. EASIE is a developmental movement and listening programme suitable for all ages to be used at school or at home.

Location

  • Pembrokeshire
  • Servicing the UK

Gwyneth Jeyes

BA Ed 1985 Experienced teacher/tutor, MEd Ed Psych/spec ed needs inc dyslexia 2001, Primary Movement Teacher 2000, Listening Training Provider 2004, Experienced EASIE trainer
Published research 2010
Also trained in Bilateral Integration, Brain Gym®, Interactive Metronome
Past Chairman of DPA
TOMs training with DPA 2022

Contact details

Email: gwyneth.jeyes@btinternet.com

Web: www.toolsforlife.co.uk

Contact Tel No: 01636 673045

 

Main Specialisms

Primary Movement, Listening training, EASIE, Nursery to senior citizen, individual, group or school.

Location

  • Newark
  • Servicing the UK

Gill Brooksmith

Trainer of: RMTi; Brain Gym; Touch for Health

Contact details

Email: gill@developingthebrain.co.uk

 

Contact Tel No: 07900 882711

 

Main Specialisms

Neuromotor Immaturity, trainer in RMTi, Brain Gym, Touch for Health

Location

  • Midlands
  • Servicing the UK

Janice Graham

BA Sociology (Hons) Cert Ed, Counselling Diploma NLP. Trainer of:
RMTi; Brain Gym®: Touch for Health

Contact details

Email: janice@movetomaximise.co.uk

 

Contact Tel No: 07900 453396

 

Main Specialisms

Neurodevelopment consultant
Trainer in RMTi, Brain Gym, Touch for Health, EASIE & Movement Based Learning

Location

  • West Midlands
  • Servicing the UK

Nicola Parkinson

INPP; Osteopath; Cranial Osteopath

Contact details

Email: nickyjp@hotmail.com

 

Contact Tel No: 07973 953634

 

Main Specialisms

Children

Location

  • Wiltshire

Sara O’Donnell

BSc Hons Physics; PGCE Mathematics; RMTi Consultant

Contact details

Web: https://blueskiesahead.org.uk/

Email: sara@blueskiesahead.org.uk

 

Contact Tel No: 07715 268522

 

Main Specialisms

Reflex Integration/RMTi; Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT);
EHCP Support; Home-based programmes; Educational Development.

Location

  • Wirral
  • Merseyside

Nikki Johns

RMTi Consultant; Brain Gym Consultant.

Contact details

Email: johns786@gmail.com

 

Contact Tel No: 07749 610418

 

Main Specialisms

Reflex Integration

Location

  • Berkshire

Rowena Markies

Teacher (B.Ed); OCR 5 Diploma in dyslexia; RMTi Consultant

Contact details

Email: rowmarkies@hotmail.com

 

Main Specialisms

Movement and reflex integration

Location

  • East Sussex

Caroline Seyedi

MA AUTISM; NLP; EFT; Nutritional Therapy; Brain Gym Facilitator; Sound Healing Practitioner,

Contact details

Email: caroline.seyedi@gmail.com
 

Contact Tel No: 07711 162122

 

Main Specialisms

Autism; Personal & Spiritual development

Location

  • Bristol

Viv Hailwood

B.Sc. M. Sc. Educational Kinesiology Consultant

Contact details

Email: viv@brainchild.org.uk
 

Contact Tel No: 07446 670707

 

Main Specialisms

Neuro-developmental practitioner; Provision for schools to reach those who need it most.

Location

  • Sedbergh

Pauline Shannon

BA Social work and Social Policy; Dip SW; INPP

Contact details

Email: pauline@helpinghandcenter.co.uk
 

Contact Tel No: 07516 614731
 

Main Specialisms

Reflex Integration

Location

  • Biggar, South Lanarkshire

Ann Marie Palmer

International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy; Post Graduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs with MEfA (Montessori Education for Autism);
Diploma in Waldon Therapy; Consultant in Rhythmic Movement Training; International Certificate in Counselling for children using the Arts

Contact details

Email: annmariepalmer@hotmail.com
 

Contact Tel No: 07795 568871
 

Main Specialisms

Working with children’s trauma through movement and the arts.

Location

  • High Wycombe

Julie Kamara

RMTi Consultant

Contact details

Email: kamara_jules@yahoo.com
 

Contact Tel No: 07881 785467

 

Main Specialisms

Reflexes, sensory and pre/perinatal

Location

  • Norfolk

Joanne Huzzey

BSc Occupational Therapy; PG Cert Sensory Integration

Contact details

Email: joannehuzzeyot@outlook.com
 

Contact Tel No: 07907 293676

 

Main Specialisms

Autism; ADHD; DCD; Sensory processing; Reflexes

Location

  • Birmingham

Helen Adams

BSc(hons) PGCE EFT level 2 RMTi

Contact details

Email: helenadams39@yahoo.co.uk
 

Contact Tel No: 07411721399

 

Main Specialisms

Child development and behavioural challenges; reflex integration

Location

  • Kent

Kate Rigby

RMTI Consultant; SSP Provider

Contact details

Email: kate@brainbodyboost.co.uk
 

Contact Tel No: 07823 538789

 

Main Specialisms

Reflex Integration (RMTI) and Safe & Sound Protocol

Location

  • Huddersfield

Arabella Thring

Neurobalance Practitioner; Homeopath

Contact details

Email: arabella@neuro-balance-centre.co.uk
 

Contact Tel No: 07951 478319

 

Main Specialisms

Neurobalance; Berard Auditory Integration Training (AIT);
Mindfulness

Location

  • Somerset

AnneMarie Smellie

Certified Hypnotherapist; Neuro-developmental Practitioner; Auditory Integration Practitioner; Foundation in Kinesiology

Contact details

Web: www.questertherapies.com

Email: info@questertherapies.com

Contact Tel No:07803 027707

 

Main Specialisms

Functional Neurology & Primitive reflexes; combining vestibular, ocular, sensory, proprioceptive, interoceptive, auditory and visual rehabilitation.
Provider of Berard Auditory Training.  Working on nutrition using PRANA techniques and focuses on the meridians and chakras – de-stressing the body/mind.

Location

  • Berkshire

Paula Jewsbury

Secretarial diploma Cache Level 3; Pre-School Teacher Diploma;
Brain Gym and Touch for Health Instructor

Contact details

Email: paula@jewsbury.co
 

Contact Tel No: 07484 697557

 

Main Specialisms

Movement based learning; Mind/body connections.

Location

  • Kent

Amanda Zdrojewski

RMT, Brain Gym; QRI reflex integration; Infant Massage; Kinesiotaping

Contact details

Email: amanda@zdrojewski.net
 

Contact Tel No: 1 716 207 7091

 

Main Specialisms

Paediatrics

Location

  • New York

Tori Wareing

BSc (Hons) Health; PGCE; MSc in Sport & Exercise

Contact details

Email: toriwareing@hotmail.co.uk
 

Contact Tel No: 07970 979467

 

Main Specialisms

Movement, vision and auditory therapy; Movement and child development

Location

  • Leeds

Suzanne Roberts

BSc (Hons) Health Sciences; Educational Kinesiology Consultant and Faculty Instructor; RMTi Consultant and Instructor; Touch for Health Instructor; Heartmath Practitioner

Contact details

Email: suzanne.roberts@developingminds.co.uk
 

Contact Tel No: 07779 156347

 

Main Specialisms

Primitive reflexes

Location

  • Bradford

Christiane Baehr

RMTi Student

Contact details

Email: chrisbaehr@hotmail.com
 

Contact Tel No: 07976 827923

 

Main Specialisms

Primitive reflexes

Location

  • Epping

Gillian Mathews

Certificate in Education; Diploma in Nursery Education; Diploma in Emotional Literacy; Diploma in Play Therapy; MA in Education

Contact details

Email: gillianmathews@hotmail.com
 

Contact Tel No: 0780 1251649

 

Main Specialisms

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) in young children; Physical Development in young children, Attachment, Behaviour,

Location

  • West Midlands

Sarah J. Rees

BSc Econ Education, Waldon Approach Therapy trained.

Contact details

Email: familyrees48@gmail.com
 

Contact Tel No: 07885 233662

 

Main Specialisms

Waldon Approach Therapist/home tutor

Location

  • Swansea, Wales

Janet Glover

RGN, RM, HV, BSc(Hons) PGCE, MA
Neuro-Developmental Consultant

Contact details

Email: janetglvr3@icloud.com
 

Contact Tel No: 07973 923087

 

Main Specialisms

Developmental delay, learning difficulties, TBIs, pathology

Location

  • Stockport, Cheshire

Darren Barnes-Heath

BSc Chiropractic, MRCC paediatrics

Contact details

Email: Darren@DevelopingBrains.co.uk

 

Contact Tel No: Clinic: 01522 538450 Mobile: 07891 733684

 

Main Specialisms

Manual Therapy, Functional Neurology & Primitive reflexes; combining vestibular, ocular, sensory, proprioceptive, interoceptive, auditory and visual rehabilitation to child’s needs and abilities.

Provider of Interactive Metronome, Tomatis Auditory Therapy, Reading Plus, Dyslexia Gold and Right Eye visual therapy

Location

  • Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Jacqui Ellis

Professional skills:

  • BA.Hons, BCST, RCST, IBT, NDT (INPP Method), BMR (Training)
  • Developmental Trauma Specialist working with children, parents and families
  • Bio-dynamic Cranio Sacral Therapist (BCST/RCST)
  • Integrative Baby Therapist (IBT)
  • Neurodevelopmental Therapist/Reflex stimulation and Integration practitioner
  • INPP Licentiate
  • Member of the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA)

Contact details

Email: info@deepconnexions.co.uk

Web: www.deepconnexions.co.uk

Contact Tel No: 07790 783280

Main Specialisms

  • Pre & Perinatal trauma – how the womb and birth journey leave imprints that influence behaviour
  • Child development and Behavioural issues
  • Retained reflexes/neuromotor immaturity and delay
  • Cranio Sacral Therapy

Location

  • Wiltshire
  • Serving the South West

Bernie Landels

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Studies (Massage & Neuromuscular Therapy)
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor (IAIM)
  • Board Certified Structural Integration Practitioner (IASI)
  • Certificate in Adult Teaching (NZ)
  • and a couple of business diplomas!

Contact details

Email: bernie@bernielandels.com

Web: www.bernielandels.com

Contact Tel No: 07734 302176

Main Specialisms

  • Structural bodywork
  • Feet
  • RMTi Consultant
  • Prevention

Location

  • Oxford

Karen Andor

Qualifications:

  • INPP
  • RMTi
  • Educational Psychology
  • Psychotherapy

Profession:

  • Educational Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Contact details

Email: karen.andor@gmail.com

Contact Tel No: 07449 943302

Main Specialisms

  • Attachment
  • Trauma
  • Dissociation

Location

  • London

Christina Peak

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 2005

Profession:

  • Paediatric Physiotherapist

Contact details

Email: christina@childrensphysiogroup.co.uk

Web: www.childrensphysiogroup.co.uk

Contact Tel No: 07927 414489

Main Specialisms

  • Developmental delay
  • Neurology
  • Neurodiversity

Location

  • Sutton Coldfield

Minna Hepburn

Qualifications:

  • Cranial Sacral therapist
  • IFS therapist
  • Pilates teacher
  • Massage therapist
  • see website for more details

Profession:

  • Bodyworker

Contact details

Email: minna@mmethod.co.uk

Web: www.mmethod.co.uk

Contact Tel No: 07984 449285

Main Specialisms

  • IFS
  • Neurodevelopmental therapy
  • Movement specialist

Location

  • Child Okeford

Fiona Curran

Qualifications:

  • NeurOptimal Advanced Trainer

Profession:

  • Neurofeedback specialist

Contact details

Email: enquiries@neurofeedbackbraintraining.co.uk

Web: www.neurofeedbackbraintraining.co.uk

Contact Tel No: 07979 051452

Main Specialisms

  • Autism
  • Motor planning
  • Effect of neurology on psychology

Location

  • Sutton Coldfield

Jenny Rudd

Qualifications:

  • Rhythmic Movement Training International Consultant
  • Tester of Auditory & Visual Skills (TAVS)
  • Provider of The Listening Program
  • Provider of The Movement Program
  • Empowering Learning Coach

Profession:

  • Neurodiversity Coach

Contact details

Email: jenny@abilityreleased.com

Contact Tel No: 07308 143451

Main Specialisms

  • Neurodiversity

Location

  • East Midlands

Michelle Schofield

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science
  • MSc Social Work
  • MSc Professional Practice
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • RMTi Consultancy Training

Profession:

  • NeurOptimal (Neurofeedback) Trainer
  • Social Worker
  • Children’s Therapist
  • Safe & Sound Provider
  • Trainer & Consultant
  • See website for full details

Main Specialisms

  • Trauma & Attachment
  • Adoption/Foster and SGO
  • Sensory
  • Safe and Sound Protocol
  • Neurofeedback

Location

  • South Yorkshire
  • Neurofeedback available nationally

Claire Botsoe

Qualifications:

  • MChiro

Profession:

  • Chiropractor

Contact details

Email: clairebotsoe@yahoo.co.uk

Web: www.abacushealth.co.uk 

Contact Tel No: 01789 294313

Main Specialisms

Chiropractic treatment

    Location

    • Warwickshire

    Tori Sheppard

    Qualifications:

    • BScECE
    • NDT (INPP Method)
    • JohansenlAS

    Profession:

    • Neurodevelopmental Therapist (INPP Licenciate)

    Contact details

    Email: tori@mapandcompasstherapy.com

    Web: www.mapandcompasstherapy.com 

    Contact Tel No: 07803 374083

    Main Specialisms

    • Retained reflexes
    • Neuromotor immaturity
    • Auditory processing difficulties

    Location

    • Northern Ireland

    Katy Oatridge

    Qualifications:

    • MChem Oxon
    • PGCE Secondary Science Oxon
    • INPP Licentiate 2021
    • Johansen Provider 2022

    Profession:

    • INPP practitioner and Johansen provider

    Contact details

    Email: katy@reflexreset.co.uk

    Web: www.reflexreset.co.uk 

    Contact Tel No: 07989 389499

    Main Specialisms

    • Neuromotor immaturity – retained reflexes
    • Auditory processing difficulties

    Location

    • Cotswolds, Oxfordshire

    Gabriela Hennigan

    Qualifications:

    • Childhood neurodevelopmental specialist, member of IAFNR – Interdisciplinary Association of Functional Neurosciences and Rehabilitation
    • Melillo Method TM certified provider
    • Interactive Metronome TM certified provider
    • RMTi reflex integration therapist
    • Cranio Sacral therapist
    • Social skills trainer
    • Behaviour therapist
    • Early interventionist
    • Cog coach
    • Parent trainer

    Profession:

    • Special Education Teacher

    Contact details

    Email: gabrielahennigan@gmail.com

    Web: www.brainintegration.eu/

    Contact Tel No: +353 87 459 0632 or +353871852620

    Main Specialisms

    • • Autism spectrum disorders, including non-verbal autism • ADHD • Tourette syndrome • Obsessive-compulsive disorder• Dyslexia • Dyspraxia • Dyscalculia • Learning disabilities • Motor coordination disorder • Cerebellar disorder • Vestibular system disorder • Sensory Processing disorder • PANDAS/ PANS • Some neurodegenerative disorders • Other mental, attention, behavioural and learning disorders
    • Cutting-Edge Brain – Based Neurodevelopmental Therapy called Melillo Method TM, Reflex Integration Therapy, Developmental Functional Neurology combining vestibular, ocular, sensory, proprioceptive, interoceptive, auditory and visual rehabilitation to child’s needs and abilities.
    • Provider of Interactive Metronome, Reflex Integration Therapy, VR Therapy, Brain Balance Auditory Therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Whole Body Vibration Therapy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Laser Feedback Vestibular Neuro-rehabilitation, Cognitive Skills Therapy, Balance, Reaction Time Training, HBOT therapy, Eyelights Light Therapy, Sound Therapy, Smell Therapy, Neurotiming and Peak Performance Training, Special Education skills development, Behaviour Therapy, Social Communication Therapy, Early Intervention Therapy, Social Skills Training, Brain Gym Training, Hemispheric Integration

    Location

    • The whole UK and Ireland as virtual at-home programs with home program and weekly / monthy 1-1 online supervision
    • In-person Intensive programs called TheraCamps in Katowice Poland – start every Monday – 5 days +

    Lara Cawthra

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science – 1991
    • Master of Chiropractic – 1996
    • Master of Chiropractic Science (Paediatric) -2003
    • Fellow and former Chair of the Royal College of Chiropractors’
    • Specialist Faculty of Pregnancy and Paediatrics
    • Royal College of Chiropractors’ Patient Partnership Quality Mark Award 2011-22, 2023-25
    • Member Australasian College of Nutritional and Enviromental Medicine
    • Associate Member British Association of Nutritional Therapists
    • MNRI UK Co-ordinator

    Profession:

    • Paediatric Chiropractor

    Contact details

    Email: lara@camberleychiropractor.co.uk

    Web: www.camberleychiropractor.co.uk 

    Contact Tel No: 01276 501777

    Main Specialisms

    • Paediatric patients
    • Neurodevelopment immaturity and delay
    • Cranial therapy
    • Nutrition
    • MNRI (Masgutova method)

    Location

    • Surrey
    • Hampshire
    • Berkshire
    • Also able to work online

    Stephanie Perring

    Qualifications:

    • BSc Speech Therapy and Pathology
    • INPP

    Profession:

    • INPP Practitioner

    Contact details

    Email: steffijperring@proton.me

    Contact Tel No: 07815 853297

    Main Specialisms

    • Neuro-motor Immaturity
      (Reflex Stimulation/Inhibition)

    Location

    • North Wales, North West England (areas can be discussed)

    Carolina Riera Quintero

    Qualifications:

    • Master in Child Neuropsychology
    • Master in Language and Hearing Disorders
    • Posgraduate in Dyslexia and Spelling Disorders
    • RMTi consultant

    Profession:

    • Child Psychologist

    Contact details

    Email: c.i.rieraquintero@gmail.com
    Web: www.childandbrain.co.uk

    Contact Tel No: 07561 313166

    Main Specialisms

    • Child Development

    Location

    • UK

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    Brenda Lloyd

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