Thinking Families is a collaboration between two Psychotherapists, Amanda Fletcher and Ian Hickey who have many years experience working with children, young people and their families. Both of us have worked in special education in Sussex, supporting pupils, young people and their families to achieve the best possible outcomes. Thinking Families offer consultation and assessment to families with concerns for the wellbeing of their family members with ongoing work and support.
Ian qualified as a teacher in 1994 and Educational Psychotherapist in 2005. He has been a deputy head in two special schools developing training and support for pupils, families and staff, including holistic behaviour understanding and support, attachment theory in the classroom, good autism practice in mainstream and special school classrooms, psychodynamic work discussion and consultations to individual families. Since 2016 Ian has been an independent practitioner working with schools, families and therapists across Sussex promoting integrated working between education, physical, and mental health.