Mother and Child
Mother and Child

Nancy Gilbert


Nancy is a therapeutic counsellor (MBACP) with over 30 years experience of life within the care system as a child, a carer and a therapist.

Nancy experienced an early childhood between home and foster placements until being permanently placed at the age of 7 years. This experience alongside her professional experience, has enabled her to develop an understanding of the trials and frustrations of the child trying to fit into a world they donít understand, the carer / parent whose attempts to offer support and nurturing are so often rejected and the professional trying to provide the specific interventions needed to help the child to integrate into their new family system.

Nancy has worked with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties since 1999.  Nancy has also worked as a therapist and trainer, specialising in attachment, trauma and dissociation and has provided support and training to families, agencies and schools.

She has worked in the following areas:

  • Residential care with children who have experienced numerous placement breakdowns
  • A therapist in a local authority in house team supporting foster carers and adopters
  • As a family support worker specialising in early interventions with vulnerable families
  • Providing therapeutic services in schools and for adoption agencies

Nancy also has had experience of being a private foster carer.