About Us

Connect B4 Correct Clinical Partnership is part of the Succeed Partnership group and was established by Dr Lesley Hanney (Strategic Lead) and Jill Hanney (Clinical Lead).

We will offer a caring and professional trauma informed assessment, treatment and training service that is tailored to both your child or young person and the people who care for them.

If your organisation has children or young people who have experienced attachment difficulties, developmental or complex trauma, it is important that they feel comfortable and safe during the time we spend together. That’s why we want to introduce our team of associate specialists. Getting to know our team is the first step to working together to reduce the impact of trauma on children and young people’s lives.

Our team is made up of experienced and specialist clinicians, who draw from their time in both the NHS and private sectors. The team are trained and registered with the relevant professional bodies including the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). Their experience encompasses clinical psychology, trauma focussed cognitive behaviour therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy, systemic psychotherapy and child and adolescent psychotherapy, along with speech and language therapy. Our specialists provide us with extensive expertise and knowledge of working with adopted, kinship care and looked after children and young people, across a broad spectrum of mental health, psychological and neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Connect B4 Correct offers a variety of bespoke assessment options, tailored to your personal needs.

Meet the Team: Strategic and Clinical Leads

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“With over 30 years’ plus experience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health services”

Dr. Lesley

Strategic Lead

Lesley is a Consultant Systemic Family Psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Association of Family Therapy (AFT) with over 30 plus years’ experience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health services, both in the private and public sector. She also trained in Art Psychotherapy and is an Association of Family Therapy Registered Systemic Family Psychotherapy supervisor.

Lesley has worked across various services including: Kent and Medway Strategic Clinical Lead for Children and Young People’s Mental Health services (CYPMHS); Clinical Lead for a locality CYPMHS; the birth family therapist for Multi-Dimensional Treatment Foster Care; Family Therapy Clinical Lead for East Kent CAMHS, Clinical Lead for the Kent Post Adoption Support service as well as providing a successful private family psychotherapy service, which has involved completing child and family assessment for the court and local authorities.

Lesley has a specialist interest in the impact of adverse childhood experiences on children’ and young people’s neuro development, their attachment patterns and developmental trauma. Lesley has published several articles in this area and for many years provided consultation to independent and local authority fostering agencies across the southeast of England.

Lesley has experience in providing comprehensive assessments and trauma focused therapeutic interventions with birth families, foster parents, residential orders and special guardianship orders and adoptive families and offering consultation to professional networks. She has experience running psychotherapeutic reflective groups for adopted parents and foster parents, multi family therapy groups and in providing developmental trauma training, including therapeutic parenting and supervision programmes for social workers, foster carers and adoptive parents.

Lesley is an adoptive parent and has also been a foster parent so has first-hand experience of the joys and challenges of parenting these children and young people.

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“Jill is also a long-term foster parent, with three teenagers currently placed within her family”


Clinical Lead

Jill is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing practitioner (EMDR). Registered with both the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the EMDR Association.

For the past eighteen years, Jill worked in the NHS as a senior clinician in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CYPMHS) specialising in working with looked after children. Prior to this, Jill worked across various fostering and residential fostering agencies, providing individual trauma informed therapeutic interventions for the young people and reflective supervision groups and training for the staff. Jill is also trained in Dyadic Development Psychotherapy a psychotherapeutic treatment method for children and families with complex trauma and attachment difficulties.

Jill's area of interest and specialism is the impact of trauma on children and young people in the care system and providing targeted evidence-based interventions, for the children, young people and those that care for them, thereby improving the social and emotional outcomes for these children.

Jill has over 20 years’ experience providing training to social workers, foster carers and adopters in the area of trauma and parenting traumatised children and young people.

Jill's interest in the field of trauma also extends to her role as a foster carer parent, having fostered young people for over fifteen years, enabling her to better understand and empathise with the rewards and challenges faced by foster parents on a daily basis.

Our Associates

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Dr. Lewis

Clinical Psychologist

Lewis is a clinical psychologist working in both the NHS and private practice. Lewis completed his undergraduate in…

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Dr. Annie

Clinical Psychologist

Annie is an HCPC Registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years post qualification experience.…

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Dr. Holly

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Holly Summers is a HCPC registered clinical psychologist (registration PYL040625), who works both in the NHS...

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Clinical Psychologist

Zoe is a HCPC registered clinical psychologist who has 12 years experience working within NHS mental health services...

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Kat is a qualified and accredited CBT psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner. Kat has a specialist interest…

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Claire has been a Specialist Psychotherapist for Children, Adolescents and Families who are Looked After…

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Family Therapist

Angela has worked with children and families for over 20 years in a variety of different roles, including…

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Play Therapist

Ruth worked in creative arts for over 10 years before moving into the area of child and family…

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Drama Therapist

Suzie is a qualified and HCPC registered Drama Therapist. Suzie was previously a secondary school drama…

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Occupational Therapist

Karen works in a variety of paediatric settings, including both mainstream and special schools, as an…

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Occupational Therapist

Tracey has 16 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist with children and adults. She…

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Dr Joanne

Occupational Therapist

Jo has over 38 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist. She has worked across the lifespan,…

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Sophie is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist with a background in education and psychology.…

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Therapeutic Life Story Worker & trainee Play Therapist

Debbie completed a degree in Early Years Education in 2014, this was after working for many years in…

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Michelle is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 20 years mental health experience.

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Mental Health Practitioner

Over the last 16 years I have worked to support children and young people who have neurological differences.…

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Health Advisor

Ayesha has over 17 years’ experience working with children, young people and families within the…

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Education Advisor

Kate has been working in education for over thirteen years and has a passion for supporting and advocating…

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Specialist Skills Worker

Throughout Martin’s career he has worked alongside some of the most vulnerable young people and…

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Skills Worker

My name is Charmaine, I’m a mother of two energetic boys. I consider myself patient, kind and…

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Office Administrator

I’m Neve, the office administrator for Connect B4 Correct. I have been a part of the Connect…

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Business Development Manager

After spending time within the NHS and Adult Social Care, I am excited to put what I have learnt into…

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