Focused on building skills such as communication, life skills, play skills and toileting.
Helping with behaviour that challenges
Supportive online community
Skill assessments & guidance
will work for individual everywhere with everyone
on prevention & skills building
Focused on observable & measurable behaviours
Well written, understandable and easy to follow plans
The data prove positive change
On research and values
Effective & Functional
It will work and improve quality of life
Partnership & Collaboration
For better outcomes
Founder and CEO
Suzie started working with children with disabilities and Additional Support Needs 14 years ago. She is a registered Social worker and former foster carer of an autistic boy. Since then she is constantly amused how clever children with additional support needs are and how much can be done to help them. Suzie devotes her time to supporting families and studying to expand on her already profuse skillset.
Having originally studied Psychology at University, Euan took a different career path on his graduation becoming a Chartered Tax Adviser and Business Adviser. He maintained his interest in Psychology and has been heavily involved with charities focussing on mental health and therapies. Previously he was a Board member on Perth Action for Mental Health (Mindspace) and is currently on the Board of Sunshine Club (a charity working with young adults with additional support needs) as well as Nurture Steps. He retired from his partnership in Johnston Carmichael in 2021 and keeps himself active in the world of Tax Training and advisory work for growing businesses.
Non-Executive HR Director
Gill Donald is our Non-Executive HR Director. She joined us in February 2021 as she wanted to start giving back. As a mum of a toddler Gill understands the challenges that parenting brings and feels that many parents could benefit from the services offered by Nurture Steps. Gill has worked in HR for over 16 years and loves it so much she volunteers her services to us in her spare time.
Louise was proud to become the Non-Executive Clinical Director for Nurture Steps in September 2021.She has been a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS for over 15 years, working within CAMHS services in Glasgow, Tayside and Fife. Louise’s professional interests have always been in working with young people with Neurodevelopmental differences, both in assessment and intervention. She has been privileged to work with a wide variety of young people and their families, and has experienced the challenges faced by some in accessing appropriate care and support.
Louise’s involvement with Nurture Steps reflects her commitment to improving access to support for families through listening to their needs, assessing the situation and being thoughtful about the most appropriate care. Her role at Nurture Steps is to provide Clinical Leadership by keeping the focus on the values of inclusion, responsiveness and person-centred support.
As a mum of two children with complex additional support needs, Vikki totally understands the challenges that we are often faced with when it comes to parenting. The concerns and struggles that can come with schooling, their peers, outside agencies and clubs, but also how isolated, tiresome, and lonely parenting children with ASN can be. Vikki is also a Mental Health Ambassador, who feels passionately about being healthy emotionally. Keeping our mind healthy, promotes productivity in work, school, at home & has a positive effect within our relationships. Vikki wants this for all families, within Nurture Steps.
Linny is based in Aberdeen and is delighted to be working for Nurture Steps. They have a wealth of Customer Service, Admin and Marketing experience and they have worked as a children’s entertainer for years. After graduating with a degree in English, Film and Visual Culture, Linny has sought work and volunteer opportunities with a focus on helping children and young adults. They have a niece and nephew who they absolutely adore and are ‘auntie’ to many friends and their families.
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