Who we are

Hayley Graham

Founder / Director / Child and adolescent psychotherapist
I am the founder and director of BOUNCE! I established the charity and brought this group of people together as many children and families that are in need are unable to access the mental health services they require.

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I believe BOUNCE! can help to fill this gap and create a brighter future for the children and families we work with. I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist working with children, adolescents and adults. I have been working within schools for several years. I have a master’s level qualification in Integrative Child Psychotherapy and I am fully accredited and registered by the UKCP as a specialist child and adolescent psychotherapist. I am also a registered and accredited member of the BACP. Additionally, I have completed a four-year adult psychotherapy qualification in Transactional Analysis. I have a particular interest in working with trauma and I am fully trained in treating adults and children using EMDR. I have a busy private practice in Mid Devon.

Sam Slater

Child and adolescent psychotherapist / Trustee
I am an Integrative Child Psychotherapist in training with over 10 years’ experience of working with children and young people in a variety of environments.

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I began my therapeutic training after teaching and assisting in EBD and mainstream education and having spent 7 years as a horse-riding instructor and NVQ facilitator. I have a keen interest in effecting positive change in those with developmental trauma and use the arts, nature, and animals as a way of engaging and working with troubled young people. I have developed and run therapeutic groups and offer equine assisted therapy. I also work with a specialist provider to support teens who have sexually harmed, and in private practice. I hold a certificate in parent-child relationship skills; an advanced diploma in the therapeutic and educational application of the arts; and I am working towards UKCP registration.

Jane Andrews

Counsellor and clinical supervisor
Following a career in education I retrained as an Integrative Counsellor.

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Whilst continuing to work in schools as the Inclusion Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead, I used my skills to support parents and children in both the primary and secondary sector.  My work with families initiated my training as a Systemic Family Therapist and my support of staff encouraged me to train as a Clinical Supervisor.  My supervision work has included pastoral staff working with the children through therapeutic interventions such as Drawing and Talking, and with other staff to support both child protection cases and SEND.  I continue to support all school staff including Senior Leaders and Head Teachers, providing a reflective space which enables them to explore their roles, support their decisions and maintain a good sense of well-being.  I have experience of training and leading Safeguarding within a school and am looking to become an accredited trainer.  Moving from London to North Devon has given me the space to develop all aspects of my work and supports my own work-life balance.

Paula Wilson Art Psychotherapist

Paula Wilson

Art psychotherapist

I trained at Hertfordshire University (formerly Hertfordshire College of Art and Design) and qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 1990.

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Since then I have worked in a variety of statutory and community settings including the NHS; MIND; Women’s Aid; Devon County Council; local schools; pupil referral units; the Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS) as well as co-founding and directing a Social Enterprise offering individual and group support to families affected by domestic abuse. I specialise in providing trauma focussed interventions with children and young people affected by sexual abuse.

I am trained in Children’s accelerated trauma Therapy (CATT) which is a cognitive therapeutic protocol that uses play and arts based techniques to help children process and re-script traumatic memories in ways that are comfortable for them and age appropriate. CATT is designed for use with children and young people who have PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

As an art psychotherapist I have worked alongside adults, children and young people both individually and in groups and as a Supervisor with counselling service teams; Family Intervention teams; therapists in training; and individual art psychotherapists and counsellors. My private practice runs from my home in the South Hams, Devon.

As an artist I am interested in the combining of mixed media, words and found objects to create conversations about family, memory and our place in the world. I am particularly fascinated with the sensory qualities of clay and its ability to connect us with the past and ground us in the present.

Paula Wilson Art Psychotherapist

Anna Stewart


I am a Masters level trained Integrative Psychotherapist with further degrees in Mindfulness and Clinical Supervision.

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I’m also a qualified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist and Eco-Therapist in my private practice. My specific areas of interest are Addictions, Trauma, Self-Harm and Suicide.

Paula Kendall

Child and adolescent psychotherapist

I have over ten years’ experience working with and supporting children, young people and families. During this time I have worked in several local authorities, the NHS and voluntary organisations; working in youth justice, early intervention, social care and mental health.

Full Bio

I spent several years working as a family worker and child and family practitioner in London. I completed a four year child and adolescent psychodynamic psychotherapy training with the Tavistock and Portman centre in London and have a Masters qualification in psychology in education. Over the past year I have also trained as a children’s wellbeing practitioner at Exeter University. The role applies a cbt-based approach to early intervention with children, young people and parents experiencing anxiety, depression and behavioural difficulties. I also work as part of the University of Exeter’s wellbeing service providing mental health support to students. My registration is with the BACP.

Susanna Baker Child Clinical Psychologist

Susanna Baker

Child Clinical Psychologist

I am a child clinical psychologist with over thirty years’ experience of working with children, young people and their families. 


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Previously I worked in a large CAMHS team for 18 years, working in in-patient, day and out-patient services. Then I ran a busy, independent practice for ten years. Now I work for Bounce! one day a week as well as working in a preschool. 

Hannah Marie Galvin

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

I’m qualified to work with Children and Adolescents, and with Adults; I have qualifications to doctoral and MA level respectively. I’m a full member of the ACP (Association of Child Psychotherapists) and a fully-registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

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My training as a Child Psychotherapist was extensive and provided me with an in-depth understanding of child development. This training took place over a period of six years at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London. My clinical training placement took place in a CAMHS service.

Julie Broom

Adult, Adolescent and Child Counsellor

I am an integrative counsellor and have over 10 years experience working with children and young people within a school environment. I started my work with young people as a Teaching Assistant and then later trained to become a counsellor to work with adults.

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. I studied at the Iron Mill College in Exeter and here I gained my Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling qualification (BACP Accredited) I then went on to work towards becoming qualified to work therapeutically with children and young people and completed a Post Qualifying Diploma in Working with Children and Young People. I really enjoy the work that I do and love the variety of working with all ages. I offer a space that feels connected, comfortable and safe so that we can explore whatever is troubling you together. I am a member of the BACP and also have a private therapy practice in Mid Devon.

Diana Takacs

Child and Adolescent Counsellor

I am an Integrative Child and Adolescent Counsellor with over 10 years experience working in the field of mental health, and over six years working with children and adolescents. I have trained abroad and in the UK.

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I have worked with children and adults in different settings, such as in schools, CAMHS, Community Learning Disabilities Team and in a forensic hospital. Various work experience, including completing training in Hungary ( Hungarian Association for Integrative Psychotherapy) and in the UK ( Terapia training organisation validated by Middlesex University, London), has enabled me to connect with people from different backgrounds. Throughout my work I use in-depth counselling skills and non-verbal techniques, such as art, play, drama and music, to enable children and young people to express themselves, work through difficulties, release anxiety and improve self esteem. 

Jo Braker

Joanne Braker

Dramatherapist and Integrative Counsellor

I qualified as a Dramatherapist in 2007 and have since worked in schools, residential children’s homes, adult mental health, CAMHS and in private practice offering both 1:1 and small group work.

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I have a particular interest in the use of play and drama to support the development of essential skills, such as emotional regulation and social understanding/skills, as well as its use in supporting processing and understanding in recovery from adverse childhood experiences and trauma. I am passionate that supporting the child means supporting their wider network.

The development of positive attachments is key to my work, and as such I am child focused – meaning I take my cue from the child, their interests and what they bring. I draw on a range of theories and use stories, sand tray, role play and a wide spectrum of creative arts including sensory play, art and music, to enable the individual to make connections and find an indirect way in to exploring and understanding the issues that they come with.

I addition to my Dramatherapy training, I qualified as a Counsellor in 2019 and have worked in adult services supporting a variety of needs including grief, anxiety, low mood and those with trauma backgrounds and relationship challenges. I incorporate creative activities along with cognative behavioural and person centred approaches.

Outcome based measures

Emotional well-being, mental health and educational attainment (including attendance) is tracked using outcome-based measures.

Data shows that children who access counselling are happier, less anxious and feel more confident. They concentrate better in class which enhances their ability to learn, improving their attendance and educational attainment.

Tailored support – individual needs

We work with the team around the child to best support and understand each child’s individual needs. Our expert therapists will suggest strategies to try and think with school staff, parents/carers and other professionals working with the child to support the child in building strong attachments, enhance their ability to learn, communicate and feel happier.

Choose from our range of services

BOUNCE! offers a number of services that can be tailored to meet the needs of the child, family and school. This mix and match approach means more support for more children and families and supports better outcomes.

For children

Specialist 1 to 1 counselling and psychotherapy at a vital stage of development. Support to cope with emotional and behavioural difficulties has a positive impact on the whole class, and helps teachers focus on teaching. We can also offer group work

For head teachers and school staff

Tailored training, consultation regarding any child in the school and reflective practice support.

For parents, grandparents or carers

Dedicated 1 to 1 counselling support and evidenced-based workshops to help families build relationships and raise emotionally intelligent and resilient children.