Who We Are at The Windfall Centre

 

Veronica Grant - Practice Manager / Play Therapist / Trainer / Supervisor
BSc MA MSc CQSW NNEB

Veronica was a social worker for many years working with children and families in England and Wales. She has extensive experience of the child protection system including time spent chairing child protection conferences, acting as an advocate for children on the child protection register and training many organisations on safeguarding children and young people. Her MA from the Tavistock Clinic involved thinking and learning about the internal lives of abused children. She has worked with many children over the years on an individual basis, in groups and also through family therapy. She also has experience of supervising other staff. As a qualified Play Therapist she helped establish the Windfall Centre Play Therapy service together with Gabrielle Eisele. She is accredited with the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT).

 

Jo Hill - Play Therapist / Filial Therapist
MSc Play Therapy (Dist); BA (Hon) Childhood Studies

Jo is a BAPT qualified Play and Filial Therapist and has been working with children and young people for 15 years. Jo has worked as a mentor, a reading friend, a study support worker and as a ChildLine counsellor, previous to becoming a Play Therapist. Jo achieved awards throughout her academic career, receiving the Chancellor's Award for outstanding work and the Departmental prize for best student for her BA and the award for the most outstanding student in her Masters programme. Jo's current work is as a play therapist in private practice at The Windfall Centre where she sees individual children, families and provides Play Therapy in the School Programme. Jo is one of the two Welsh representatives for the British Association of Play Therapists.

 

Gabrielle Eisele - Play Therapist / Filial Therapist / Trainer / Supervisor
MSc Play Therapy (Merit); MA DATP (Dist); MSc Psychology; BSc Liberal Arts (Hon); PG Diploma Positive Behaviour Support; B-Tec Diploma Early Years and Childcare

Gabrielle Eisele is a BAPT qualified Play and Filial Therapist and has been working with children and young people in a range of roles across the UK and America for over 30 years. These diverse roles include: specialist advocate for disabled children and young people, Special Needs Play Development Worker, Adviser for the Family Fund Trust, Portage-worker, high school, college and university lecturer, Child-worker for Women's Aid, Expert Witness to the courts on children's attachment relationships, as well as providing training in all areas of child welfare and development, mental health, therapeutic work and ASC across the country. Gabrielle works in private therapy practice and is co- founder of The Windfall Centre in mid-Wales.

 

Maggie Fearn - Associate Play Therapist
MA (Dist) DATP; MA(Dist) IHPPT; BAPT

Maggie has been a play practitioner for 30 years and a Forest School practitioner since 2001 and graduated as a practitioner of Body and Earth Experiential Anatomy, Somatics and Authentic Movement in 2010. Maggie continues to facilitate wild play, Forest School and therapeutic play sessions with children of all abilities and trains adults in non-directive play skills. In 2009 she completed a Masters with distinction in Developmental and Therapeutic Play, in 2014 a Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy, and in 2016 she attained a Masters with distinction in Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapy and Play Therapy. She has also completed intensive Filial Therapy training. Maggie has a private play therapy and outdoor therapeutic play practice, and is Senior Lecturer for Play Therapy Masters Programme at University of South Wales Newport. She runs therapeutic retreats for families in crisis, and is working for the Windfall Centre in Carmarthenshire.

 

Holly Joyce - Student Play Therapist - 2nd year
BA (Hon) Drama

Holly has a background in Drama and Education. Her work with children and young people extends over ten years and has included diverse roles such as a nursery nurse, mentor for Cardiff Youth Offending Team, support worker to children with autism and behavioural needs and drama teacher. Holly is currently completing her MSc in Play Therapy and teaches the Welsh Assembly Government's curriculum of the social and emotional aspects of learning in Primary education.

 

Iona Sawtell - Student Play Therapist - 2nd Year

 

 

The Windfall Centre, Gwalia Annexe, First Floor, Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales, LD1 6AS
Telephone: 01597 829346 Email:
info@windfallcentre.co.uk

Charity No. 1167777