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Growing Hope Staff

Naomi Graham, Founder & CEO

Naomi has a vision to see children, young people with additional needs and their families enabled to reach their potential and be included in all aspects of community life. She spends part of her week working in the Growing Hope King’s Cross clinic as an occupational therapist. She has several years of clinical experience with training in sensory integration, attachment and various therapy interventions. 

Jess Bond, Child Counsellor

Jess works for Growing Hope King’s Cross. She is a Child Counsellor, having trained with Place2Be. She works with children, young people and parents, using play and art as well as talking in her sessions. She is also a Circle of Security facilitator.

Lizzie Johnson, Physiotherapist

Lizzie is a children’s physiotherapist. She specialises in respiratory and neuro developmental physiotherapy. She is a trained Pilates instructor and has also taught adaptive swim for children with disabilities. Lizzie is married to Nick and has two children. She is passionate about supporting families and helping children to reach their full potential

 

Georgie Harris, Music Therapist

Georgie is the Music Therapist at Growing Hope. She has a Masters from Roehampton University in Music Therapy and experience working with children with additional needs and within neuro-disability rehabilitation. She is passionate about providing a safe place for children to express themselves through sound and is convinced that music is a powerful tool for growth and development. Georgie lives in West London and attends KXC.

Growing Hope Trustees

Becca White, Chair

Francesca Robertson

Alison Hallworth

Alison is a solicitor working in local government, with a particular interest in adult social care. She lives in the Midlands and attends Olton Friary. She is very pleased to be part of an innovative project which increases the range of support available for children with disabilities and additional needs, and their families.

Carol Page

Carol has over 20 years’ experience working for the NHS as a Hospital Play Specialist. She has worked with children, young people & their families, enabling them to understand & navigate their medical conditions & treatment.

Paul Nye

Growing Hope King's Cross Trustees

David Straiton, Chair

David still dreams of playing Premier League football for his boyhood club Crystal Palace. However, with ankles like Quavers, he’s fortunate to still be playing in a London Amateur League. In his spare time David is a doctor specialising in mental health. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, along with several years experience internationally. Since moving to North London, David has enjoyed being a part of KXC. He hopes and prays that children and their families would flourish physically, mentally and spiritually through the charity’s work in the local area.

Naomi Graham, Lead therapist and clinic manager

Naomi has several years of clinical experience with training in sensory integration, attachment and various therapy interventions. Naomi has a Masters in health and rehabilitation and is completing her PhD thesis in the experience of play for children with cerebral palsy.

Jon Carter

Jon is an assistant leader at King’s Cross Church. Jon worked as a Management Consultant for five years before starting training for ordination in the Church of England. He lives in King’s Cross with his wife Joanna.

 

Pippa Bailey

Pippa is a writer and editor who lives in North London. She has been attending KXC for the past five years. Not content with a simple nine til five, Pippa always has a side project on the go, and is currently writing a novel, a baking blog, running an embroidery business – and is a trustee for Growing Hope King’s Cross.

Dan Kheng

Dan acts as treasurer of Growing Hope King’s Cross and has been attending KXC since 2016. He works as a financial professional in Canary Wharf – although, until this day, still struggles to explain to his family & friends what he actually does! He genuinely loves a spreadsheet and can happily retire now that he has achieved the highest accolade of all – navigating Excel without a mouse.

Lauren Sibuns

Lauren is a primary school teacher who lives in Islington. She loves cycling around the canals and attending KXC.