Dr Marielle Wilcox
Marielle has a passion in offering attachment and trauma-informed support, specifically for children and young people (and their support networks) who are experiencing the complex relational difficulties in the context of developmental trauma. Whilst undertaking her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Marielle worked across Tier 2 to 4 services in the Child and Family Psychology and Therapies Service (CAFPTS), undertook her research with young people involved in the Justice System and pursued an elective placement involving the co-development of a newly funded attachment-informed service for looked after children. Post-qualification, Marielle worked in a multi-disciplinary Specialist Community Adolescent Mental Health Service (S-CAMHS) and the Gwent Attachment Service. More recently, Marielle has begun a role clinically leading the development and delivery of a new multi-disciplinary service for children and young people with a learning disability and/or autistic spectrum condition presenting with complex needs, working towards families staying together and improving quality of life. Marielle is working towards becoming certified in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and, alongside her NHS role, has recently had the wonderful opportunity to join The Family Place, offering specialist consultations for inspiring adoptive families.