Cara House Practitioner
Margaret is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, and holds a graduate diploma in Applications of Art and Play in Therapy
Margaret has been practicing in social work for 25 years and most of this has focused around children, young people and their parents and carers. She has worked in both the government and non-government sector in child protection and therapeutic spaces, which has enabled her to gain a thorough understanding of the complex issues for families affected by trauma.
Margaret began working in the area of trauma because of a particular interest she has in working with children and young people and in supporting the relationships they have with the adults who take care of them. She enjoy using art and play techniques to facilitate children and young people in recovering from experiences of distress and trauma, and to assist them to discover or reconnect with strengths and aspects of themselves which they find sustaining.