Claire Humber qualified as a Social Worker in 2002 with an MA in Social Work. Prior to qualifying and choosing a career in working with children and their families, Claire worked with older adults and adults with learning disabilities.
Claire has worked as a front line social worker, since qualifying in London and then in West Sussex moving into the role of Advanced Practitioner, then Practice Manager in the last few years.
Claire has extensive experience of working with children in need, safeguarding and children looked after. She has a keen interest in assessment work and has completed parenting assessments for both pre-proceedings work and those directed by the courts. As a consequence Claire is accomplished at giving oral evidence in a court setting.
Claire has always been interested in the theory of attachment particularly the Dynamic Maturation Model and has attended a number of seminars led by Pat Crittenden. Claire has completed Resolutions Work based on the approach developed by Susie Essex and Andrew Turnell (2006) with families where there has been an unexplained injury to a child.
Claire has completed the foundation year in Systemic Family Therapy at the Tavistock Clinic in London and plans to complete her training as a Systemic Psychotherapist.