FOUNDER AND AMBASSADOR – Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Amanda is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who helped found Blue Smile. She has worked extensively in Cambridgeshire schools, where headteachers have made her aware of the huge need for specialist pastoral in-school support. She set up Blue Smile to help fill this gap.

Early in her career, she was Head of a Youth Counselling service where she discovered the power of using the arts to communicate, express and transform distress for children and young people. Later experience included being a teacher at the Yehudi Menuhin School, a Child and Family Worker on Addenbrooke’s Children’s Oncology Ward, and the School Counsellor at Oundle School. She now works in private practice and remains with Blue Smile as an enthusiastic Ambassador.

She fully believes that when a child is struggling with early mental health problems, putting in the right kind of support improves their wellbeing and prospects dramatically.