The Moffles have been created by author and therapist, Mikenda Plant. Mikenda has worked for nearly 25 years with children in care and adopted children, their families and the professionals who support them. She is an experienced Family & Systemic Psychotherapist, a Consultant & Practitioner in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and a Practitioner for Children and Adults in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Mikenda integrates Theraplay®-informed practice and Mindfulness into her therapeutic practice. She has trained to deliver Mindful Parenting and facilitates courses for adoptive parents, to support their therapeutic parenting.
Mikenda has a Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Psychotherapy from the University of Birmingham, an MA/Diploma in Social Work from the University of Leicester and a BSc in Management Science from the University of Lancaster. Mikenda has worked as a social worker in children and families services, as a therapist in CAMHS & the private sector and now in independent practice as a therapist, clinical supervisor and trainer.
The Moffles is a growing collection of therapeutic stories, each one inspired by the children Mikenda has worked with. Each story focuses on different challenging life experiences and how they can shape the way children understand themselves and the world around them.
This is a story of sadness, neglect, loss and finding a new home explored through the story of Tippy Moffle. The complex world of feelings is described in the changing colours of Tippy’s fur. The child who has had a difficult start in life will identify with the fear of being seen and the courage needed to allow a new parent to help you finally to look in the mirror to see who you have become. The Moffles are sure to enchant children of all ages.
Kim S Golding, Clinical Psychologist and author