Our approach to this work incorporates both a systemic and holistic lens. We focus on the needs of the child using evidence-based assessments and interventions that are robustly reviewed. Our goal is to create better outcomes for children and young people, their families and local community by building upon their strengths to ensure their safety and the safety of others.

All our assessments and interventions are co-worked (male and female practitioner) offering continuity and gender balance. We endeavour to work collaboratively, valuing the voice of children and young people, whilst balancing the needs and concerns of others brought about by their problematic or harmful sexual behaviour.

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Mark qualified as a Social Worker in 2001 and has since worked with young people and their families within a variety of organisational settings. He has worked extensively with children in care (CIC) and has contributed towards the development and delivery of multi-agency safeguarding plans on both a strategic and operational level. Most recently he has worked with young people known to the Youth Offending Service, primarily those subject to statutory court orders including custodial sentences.

Much of Mark’s practice has involved the management of young people considered to be a risk to themselves or others, which necessitated close liaison with other agencies under the umbrella  of multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA). During  the course of his career, he has developed an interest in working with young people who display harmful and problematic sexual behaviour, in particular those with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). He has been instrumental in developing specialist services for young people convicted of sexual offences as well as those requiring preventative interventions. Mark’s work has also included the provision of consultation and training to a range of professionals specific to this area of practice.

Mark Gleeson

e: mark@gleesonmills.co.uk
t: 07872 648088

Maddie qualified as a Social Worker in 1998 and has since worked predominantly within the fields of youth justice and child and adolescent mental health. Most recently she worked as a clinical lead practitioner within the NHS and Youth Offending Service, providing specialist assessments and therapeutic interventions for 8-18 year olds. She has worked extensively with children and young people who have a history of childhood trauma, disrupted attachments and presenting speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

During the past 8 years she has had the opportunity to contribute towards the development and delivery of specialist services aimed to reduce problematic and harmful sexual behaviour amongst children and young people.This role also facilitated her involvement with strategic planning and management of interventions for those who present as a high risk to themselves and/or others.She has provided regular consultation, supervision and training to professionals working with this client group, specifically where complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties have been identified.

Maddie Mills

e: maddie@gleesonmills.co.uk
t:‍‍‍ 07590 422615‍‍‍

t: 07872 648088 / 07590 422615

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Sally Proctor qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1980 at, what is now, City University. In over 30 years in the profession she has worked excusively with children, gaining experience at every level of service provision: at a universal level looking at preventitive work, at a targeted level working in clinics and mainstream schools, and for many years at a specialist level working with complex cases in a specialist educational setting as well as in a multi-disciplinary child development centre and latterly with children and young people at risk of offending or already within the Youth Justice Service.

This varied and extensive experience has given Sally a broad understanding of the impact of language and communication issues on the development and well-being of children of all ages.

Amanda qualified as an educational psychologist in 2000 and has extensive experience of working with children and young people with complex needs in both mainstream education and highly specialised settings. She uses a systemic and holistic approach within her work which includes consultation, assessment and therapeutic interventions to support children and young people.  She has previously undertaken a specialist role working with the local youth offending team and whilst there, was instrumental in developing a well-regarded multidisciplinary consultation service. She also has a special interest in teaching mindfulness to adults, children and young people.

Amanda recently established Sunrise Psychology, an independent educational psychology service, and brings her specialist assessment and consultation skills to her work in partnership with Gleeson Mills Consulting.  

Sally Proctor
Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Amanda Tyler
Educational Psychologist