We collaborate with our clients to build on individual strengths and the strengths of the orgasnisation. Our accredited coaching and training programmes nurture and transform services to enable better outcomes for children, young people and adults. We bring together people who have expert knowledge or practice wisdom to support knowledge transfer across services.

Our clients past and current:

  • NHS Tayside
  • Essex County Council
  • Aberlour Child Care
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Centre for Developmental Disability Health, Victoria, Australia
  • Angus Council
  • North- East Autism Society, Sunderland
  • The Ark, Dundee
  • Pamis, Dundee
  • Children 1st
  • Barnardos
  • Home-Start
  • University of Northumbria
  • University of Strathclyde

Three of our partners in Development and Research


Dr. Maria V. Doria

Dr. Maria V. Doria is a chartered psychologist who works both in clinical practice and in research in the areas of interpersonal relationships, family psychotherapy and children’s mental health, including Video Interaction Guidance (VIG). She has an MSc in Psychology from the University of Lisbon (2000), a Phd in Psychology from Cardiff University (2005) and an MBA from the International School of Management (ISM, 2013). Recently she received the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Best Practitioner-Researcher Award (2012) for her work with VIG and vulnerable families. Dr. Doria is currently an honorary research fellow of the Norwich Medical School University of East Anglia (UK), and a psychologist consultant at the international nursery of UNESCO in Paris (France). She is married and the mother of two girls, and is currently living in Paris.

2, rue Louis Codet, 75007 Paris
Tel. 0033(0)770167140

Dr Deborah James

Click on the link to see a video of the North-East Autism Society Project


Maureen Phillip

Maureen Phillip is Tayside coordinator for PAMIS, at the University of Dundee and has previously worked with Professor James Hogg, White Top research Unit, University of Dundee, researching how carers of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, identify changes in the emotional and mental well-being of their sons/daughters. She has worked with day service staff and families using Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) to improve communication with people with PMLD and their family carers. PAMIS and a number of family carers are currently working on a number of projects and training initiatives aimed at improving services for people with PMLD.

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