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on Frederique Lambrakis-Haddad, our Lead Practitioner


Frederique has been working with us at Leap Confronting Conflict to support our journey in becoming more aware of the impact that past (and present) trauma has on people and how we at Leap might adjust our services and way of working to better support our team and those taking part in our training.  As a result, we've introduced simple, yet effective support mechanisms for young people - these include introducing sensory toys, reconfiguring our training space and review of information we collect."

“Frederique is very knowledgeable and experienced in this area of work and we have benefitted hugely from her guidance and pragmatism in how to implement changes.  Her training style is very engaging and our project workers and trainers value her support and guidance....

Sam Matthews

Director of Delivery 

LEAP Challenging Conflict

Finsbury Park, London


“I would heartily recommend Frederique as a gifted clinician, sensitive, intuitive and able to use her depth of experience and clinical understanding to really help young people recovering from trauma.”

Graham Music

Psychotherapist and Author of "Nurturing Children" and "Nurturing Natures"

Frederique was highly valued by students and staff and helped to move the school to an attachment aware and trauma informed setting.  She was able to engage with clients with a range of experiences, backgrounds and mental health needs and use a variety of techniques to support them.  Frederique provided clinical supervision to staff and mental health professionals, as well as delivering impactful training to whole staff groups.  Frederique is highly innovative and was pro-active in writing fundraising bids.”

“As a colleague, Frederique is supportive, pragmatic and empathic and she brought many innovations to the school.  As a therapist, Frederique has great integrity and insight and she uses this throughout her practice and in the wider school community...

Louise Cook

Executive Headteacher, Central Hub Brighton


I met Frederique several years ago and have been involved in work with her through a specialist setting for children with complex social, emotional and mental health needs.  Many of these young people have extremely challenging behaviour and educational needs and Frederique is holistic in her approach to children and welcomes discussion and working collaboratively with other professionals from different services and agencies. Her extensive experience will serve her well and most importantly improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable and complex young people.”

“I have always found Frederique to be professional, compassionate and child-centred. She has an in-depth knowledge of trauma and how this can impact on children throughout their lives... 

Dr Jamieson Carter

Consultant Community Paediatrician
Designated Doctor for Safeguarding & Designated Paediatrician for Child Deaths, Sussex


I have worked with Frederique for nearly three years now. Throughout that time she has been an invaluable support and resource with my own practice as an educator of young people with trauma experience. I benefit from having her in my go-to-team, and more importantly so do our vulnerable young people."

"As well as sharing her vast knowledge and experience in theory, Frederique offers practical advice on what-to-actually-do-in-the-classroom - gold dust!...

Adele Bates
Behaviour & Education Specialist and upcoming Author of "Miss, I Don't Give a Sh*t"


 I have worked alongside Frederique for a number of years in a specialist setting for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs.  Many of these young people have experienced multiple loss, rejection and trauma.  Frederique approaches these young people with empathy utilising a psychodynamic understanding of their presenting needs and working systemically with the adults around the child to produce change."  

"Frederique is creative and determined in her approach to support improvements for wellbeing of young people, always keeping them at the heart of her work...

Tracey Williams

Assistant Principal Educational Psychologist, Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Service


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