Lydia Swinton – Head Teacher
Lydia took up the post of Head Teacher at Kinsale in November 2019, following working for the service since July 2019 as an education consultant. Lydia has 19 years experience in working in special education, including 10 years at management level. She has a BSc in Psychology, QTS, an MA in Special and Inclusive Education, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Research and Professional Studies in Education.
Becky Farmer – Operations / Registered Manager
Becky has worked at Options Kinsale for over 12 years and leads the Autism Practice within the service. Becky has worked through the care service starting as a practitioner back in 2007 to becoming a member of the senior management team in 2013. Becky has a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies and qualifications in the following NVQ 3 Health and Social Care, BTEC in Speech and Language Therapy Assistant, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. ILM & IOSH certificates, Diploma in TISUK – Trauma Informed Schools and is currently completing a QCF level 4 in Advice & Guidance.
Jeni Lucas – Clinical Lead
Jeni is a Registered Psychotherapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), with extensive experience supporting individuals and parents / carers who present with mental health, substance use, harmful sexual behaviour, attachment, developmental trauma, and offending behaviour. Jeni has worked Nationally in NHS, Private, Charity and Local Authority Services supporting systems to work in a Trauma Informed way with complex needs.
Our own on site clinical team, includes: Clinical Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Psychotherapist, Assistant Psychologist.