We Are Network Interventions
Meet The Team
Louise is the founder of and Consultant Supervisor for NETwork Interventions. She has 19 years of experience in providing effective, validated and successful interventions and education services to children, teenagers and adults. A large part of her career has been spent training therapists and schools in effective interventions and developing robust programmes for government organisations.
Beginning with receiving a BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology, Louise went on to Post Graduate studies in Applied Behaviour Analysis, a Masters in Child Studies (Education and Policy) and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) of 'excellent standing' with Supervisor status. Louise also has Post Graduate Certification in Specific learning difficulties (SpLD) specialising in Dyslexia. Louise is constantly updating her training and knowledge, most recently specifically specialising in Dyslexia and Co-morbid conditions such as ADD and ADHD.
She has worked internationally, notably for several years in Australia where she designed and delivered intensive and informal workshops to professionals working in the field of autism. She was also part of the team who developed and rolled out the country's first intensive behavioural early intervention programme. In addition to this, Louise has continually taken part in clinical research, leading and piloting her own research over recent years. Her clinical research has been in gender differences in those with ADHD and ADD and the impact of early detection and effective interventions. Her other research has been in gender differences in those with Autism, developing a very early detection and intervention tool for parents and early years teachers. This has enabled Louise to work with extremely young babies and children with suspected ASD, those at risk of developing it and babies and toddlers with neonatal stroke and traumatic brain injury.
Louise is now based in Surrey, UK although she travels across the country to deliver interventions to families and professionals being recognised as an expert in the field of Autism spectrum conditions, Brain Injury and Specific learning difficulties.
1 to 1 Therapist
Emma is a key team member, working in a one to one capacity with some of our families. Her background is in travel and hospitality where she worked in the specialist assistance team for over 13 years, supporting clients with a range of both physical and intellectual disabilities with their travel requirements.
Emma also has many years of experience supporting children who have been diagnosed with ASC, ADHD and PDA on both a personal and professional level.
She has been a keen horse rider since the age of 5 and for the past 10 years has been sharing her love and passion of horses as a volunteer at Epsom Riding for the disabled. Emma has no plans to ever leave this role, although if we could we would snap up all of her hours here!
As a result of Emma's many years working as a travel specialist, her volunteer work and with her own personal family experiences, Emma brings valuable insight to our team. She has a real gift not just for getting the very best out of the children we work with, but understanding what our families go through and walking with them. Emma also has a wealth of experience when it comes to funding applications and EHCPs.
Emma has a fun, but structured approach to working with young people and is enjoying developing these skills as part of the Network Interventions/Bridge Flexi School family.
Belen is the Lead Consultant at NETwork Interventions
and our sister company, The Bridge Flexi School. She and Louise have worked together for many years now, bridging the gap in education for children and teens. Belen is a huge part of the vision behind our company, believing that all children deserve the chance to receive validated, effective, peer reviewed interventions. She has a real heart for teaching children the foundation and pre requisite skills they need across all areas of learning, from behaviour right through to language, social and other learning skills. She is passionate about teaching children to 'learn to learn' and has a lead role on the development of assessments and monitoring tools to ensure continual development of all of our students as well as our staff.
Belen graduated with her first degree in Early Years Teaching, before going on to complete a further degree in Education due to a passion for working with children. Throughout her degree and in subsequent years she gained experience working as a key worker and teacher with both typically developing children and those with additional needs in nurseries, both in England and in Spain. Her excellent teaching methods and compassion stood out to Louise when she was Consulting in a nursery in which Belen worked. They went on to work together, Louise training Belen in the Verbal Behaviour application of ABA. Belen went on to complete a Masters degree in Psychological Interventions for children and teens and then her Post Grad Certification in ABA and supervision for her BCBA exams.
Belen is our Senior Consultant and supervisor is in charge of creating programmes for our families. She leads the training and supervision of therapists, teachers and parents and is particularly skilled in this area. Belen's ability to think outside of the box is second to none. She has a strong desire to overcome all challenges for children. Working with the most severe and complex of behaviours does not phase our Brilliant Belen!
Teen Lead and Senior Therapist/Tutor
Sam is an amazingly energetic and empathetic member of our team who has a real heart for the individual and family. He brings over 16 years experience working with families and children in positive play settings and a play work NVQ level 3 qualification. Sam has worked with babies up to young adults in groups and individually to bring out the best of their abilities. We are ever so lucky to have him as a part of our team. Our children and families alike absolutely adore him.
Sam has specialised in risk and safety in play and engagement through play within his working practice, so is a great fit for many of our children! He has a passion for and much experience with supporting families experiencing real trauma and challenge.
He also brings a wealth of experience to our young people within multi agency groups and helps other professionals to understand that we all have so much more to give with the right support.
Sam is a family centred man who believes in supporting all areas of the family when needed to better the learning and engagement of the young people.
He works across nurseries, schools, out and about, play and home settings 1-1 with our young people and their families.
Sam loves to cook, to camp and run …. and he is a dab hand behind the scenes at the theatre, so he has a huge amount to bring to the table.