JULIET WOOD

Music Therapist

Juliet qualified as a Music Therapist in 2007 and has worked in special and mainstream schools, early years settings and also in NHS child development services. She is experienced in working with autistic children, as well as those with complex developmental disabilities. Juliet has a background in music education and psychology, and is particularly interested in supporting children and families to use music as a way to encourage both development and wellbeing. 

LETECIA KNIGHT

Counsellor

Letecia has over 20 years’ experience of working directly with autistic individuals in Haringey. In her full-time role, Letecia provides support and advice to parents and carers of autistic children and young people, and trains local authority and school staff on autism awareness. Letecia is currently partway through her BACP Accredited Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling and also counsels parents through the National Autistic Society.





RUTH ZABBAR

Massage Therapist

Ruth has more than 10 years’ experience providing sports and shiatsu massages, reiki and other holistic therapies. She is the founder of Heartfelt Hands Therapies CIC in Enfield. Ruth is passionate about how the body can react positively to conscious touch and believes that everyone should be able to access these benefits. Her work in the community includes treating older adults and people with disabilities, including those with neurological conditions.

BECKY APPLEBY

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Becky has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist for the NHS for 9 years. She specialises in working with autistic children and has worked in many settings including pre-schools, mainstream and special schools. In her current job, she works in diagnostic clinics alongside paediatricians and runs group and individual speech and language therapy for autistic children and their families. Becky also works privately, offering direct support to families in their homes.









KATE ALI

Occupational Therapist

Kate qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2010 and currently works both for the NHS and privately. She has specialist skills in working with children and their families in the area of autism, and has worked in a range of NHS settings. Currently Kate works within a multi-disciplinary team of professionals involved with the autism assessment and diagnostic process; she also delivers therapeutic intervention following diagnosis. Kate recognises the importance of clear communication and working in partnership with families, and enjoys supporting children in their natural environment – at home, school or in the community.