Suzanne Skeete TAMT
Known for her infectious enthusiasm, energy and ability to help others to be exactly whom and what they want to be. Through Tappy Twins, over the years, Suzanne has worked with a huge range of clients, from entrepreneurs to primary school children. Now she dedicates all of her time working within Schools and Colleges; whilst tirelessly developing Tappy Twins and Teenline to ensure that the young people that need support nationally get just that. She is enthusiastic and passionate about sharing and teaching young people, how to use Energy Therapies for emotional healing, personal development; and to gain powerful relief from the physical and emotional stresses of everyday life. It is her belief that people deserve to be the best they can be despite personal circumstances. Suzanne has a real passion for helping children overcome any challenges they face, enabling them to reach their full potential.
I believe that every child deserves to be a child and not exposed to anything that harms them emotionally or physically. It is their right to feel safe, loved and happy. The reality is that there are countless young people out there right now, who don’t have this right and are very unhappy and need someone to talk to and help them. This is why Tappy Twins, Tappy Town and Teenline were born. They act as a platform for any young person to visit and get the support they need, when they need it.
Abigail is trained in EFT and has much experience in mentoring and teaching children using a variety of strategies and techniques. She hopes to train in Matrix Reimprinting, Picture Tapping and to do a course in counselling. She firmly believes that learning, whatever age you are, never stops, including what we can learn from our young people.
Bridin has a broad base work background that has equipped her with a vast resource of experiences that are invaluable to her as a therapist, enabling greater understanding and effective progress in client’s therapy. She has a particular interest and experience in working with the ASD spectrum and emotional management of Sensory Processing Disorder.
After qualifying as a psychotherapist Bridin has further trained at The National Centre for Eating Disorders and Obesity in London and is an affiliate member of their professional network, holding specialist qualifications for working with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, obesity, eating disorders and associated mental health conditions.
Bridin is the Managing Director and Founder of Northern Ireland’s first clinic treating obesity and eating disorders using evidence based psychological treatment models.
I am delighted to be introducing this exciting project into schools and community groups throughout the Province.
Deborah McCullough BSc (Hons)
Deborah is part of the Tappy team and delivers training and 1:1 counselling support to children and young people across Northern Ireland. Deborah completed her first counselling course in 1997, she has worked with clients of all ages and has experience in a diverse range of issues.
After qualifying as a counsellor Deborah then completed various specialist qualifications, including a Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People and Level 5 in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Deborah graduated from the University of Ulster with an Hons Degree in ‘Professional Development in Counselling’ and also holds a Diploma in Transgender studies.
Deborah has an immense passion in working with children and young people and currently works as a Counsellor and Trainer with South West & Northern Regional Colleges. There Deborah provides 1:1 support to students who are experiencing a range of difficulties. Within the college settings Deborah also designs and delivers training around personal growth and development, assisting students to reach their full potential!
Deborah also works in the community as a youth counsellor and provides counselling support to children from CAMHS (Children and Mental Health services).
Deborah has recently been approved as a ‘Short Break’ foster carer and provides emergency care to children in need.
Sharon Johnson Dips.Couns
Sharon brings a wealth of experience of working with children to adulthood, receiving referrals from Social Workers, GP’s and Support Groups. She sees the role of a school counsellor as an essential part of the school team, where she is able to guide students with their emotional development into a healthy path towards adulthood. Getting to the heart of the young people’s problems is what she does best; listening to their words and understanding their context and experiences, from their perspective. Her relationship with the students has been extremely successful, and she has definitely found her niche in the counselling world.
To date, she have worked with many diverse issues such as self harm, forced marriages, disclosure of rape and its repercussions, suicide, depression, anxiety, anger, family breakdown, pressures and worries over exams. She is also experienced working with people that have been labelled with conditions such as Borderline Personality Disorder and Manic Depressive. Whilst confidentiality is so important to foster with the students, she is also aware of her responsibility to Safeguard and adhere to School Policies with regards to such matters. As a member of the BACP, she is also bound ethically to their Codes of Practice.
I see us as the glue that holds everything together for students. School counselling is critical for students to achieve optimal personal growth and acquire positive social skills.
Encourage and nurture the young and they will believe in themselves and prosper
She has been recently published, contributing a chapter in a book called ‘EFT for Everyone’. In the 2016 Health and Social Care Awards, she was also a finalist for the ‘Empowerment’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Awards.
Her areas of expertise are working with refugees/asylum seekers, homelessness, forced marriages, divorce/separation, domestic violence, FGM and sexual abuse. She has been working closely with road traffic accident victims.
She is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Mirpuri.
She appreciates the complexities and various issues arising with looked after children in care. Kam has worked closely with children with disabilities and teenagers with low self esteem, self harming issues, offending behaviours, poor body image and behavioural issues who are often misunderstood judged and labelled. She brings these years of knowledge and support with her to enhance the therapeutic services she offers.
Working as a support worker in the outreach team in Anawim, broadened my professional experience in dealing with severe childhood trauma related to sexual abuse and impact of domestic violence on children.
She is never happier than when she is in the classroom teaching the valuable tool of tapping, so that children can help themselves at times of stress, unhappiness and anger.
A mother of 2 beautiful children.