Marielle works sessionally for The Family Place as a specialist attachment practitioner​.

Marielle has developed a special interest in offering attachment and trauma-informed
support. She has undertaken DDP level 2 training and Theraplay Level 1 training.

Marielle has worked in the NHS for over 15 years. She undertook her doctorate research with young
people involved in the Justice System. After qualifying, Marielle worked in a CAMHS
service, the Gwent Attachment Service and then a therapeutic service for looked after
children and young people.

In 2020, Marielle begun a role clinically leading a new multi-disciplinary service for children and young people with a learning disability and/or autistic spectrum condition. The service helps children and young people stay within their current support networks, by co-creating understanding of complex behaviours, building on connections, and improving quality of life. This is an opportunity to ensure the integration of attachment and trauma-informed care, alongside existing systemic and behavioural frameworks.

Marielle says it has been a great opportunity to join The Family Place, as it has helped continue practice with colleagues who share the same passion of helping children, families and professional networks affected by trauma.