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New Paths Devon

At New Paths, we use the practices and principles of Theraplay and DDP (dyadic developmental psychotherapy) to help create loving attachments between the child and the caregiver.

We also offer support for children with Autism and behavioural difficulties at home or out and about.

Contacts details

Name: Marc Leighton
Telephone number: 07792 980218

As a professional and an adopter of a wonderful 7-year-old boy, I have found it's always harder for you, the parent. As a professional I can shut off at the end of the working day; however, for the parents, it is 24hrs a day 7 days a week. My son has attachment trauma and, even for me, it is so hard when it is emotionally charged.

The days when you are called into school and they think they are just a naughty child can be both physically and emotionally draining for you as a parent.

My job is to help you build a strong secure attachment between you and your child. This will help you enter into the 'contract of play' and share a smile or laugh for what may be the first time. We will also work together to help them understand how to regulate their behaviour and emotions.

A little bit about me.

I have been working with children with ASD and Attachment trauma for around 5 years. During this time I have had the privilege of working alongside a lot of amazing children, from the very complex depths of ASD to high levels of behaviour. I am also the proud adoptive father of an amazing little boy.

I have completed training in:

  • Attachment Trauma

  • Theraplay Level 1

  • Theraplay Level 2

  • Autism Awareness

  • PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy)

  • Therapeutic Parenting

  • Channel General Awareness Certificate

  • M.A.P.A

Having all this training has helped me develop my practice, but the thing that is more important than all of having the desire to help children achieve their full potential and this is something that I believe in passionately.

Based: Devon
The venue will change depending on where the child goes to school or where the family home is.
  • 1 to 2 years old
  • 2 to 3 years old
  • 3 to 4 years old
  • 4 to 5 years old
  • 5 to 11 years old
  • 12 to 16 years old
  • 17 to 25 years old
  • 26 to 64 years old
  • Carers
  • Autism

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