NVR Innovations Trained Practitioners

Over the years we’ve trained many professionals and parents to all levels; and we’re proud to have trained them all, meet some of them below.

Hollie Ryan

My name is Hollie Ryan and since qualifying in February 2020, I have run many NVR courses for parents during the day, evening and virtually through lockdown. This is within my role as a Family Support Worker, working for Children Services.

In 2021, I trained to become an NVR supervisor and part of the accreditation was to hold regular supervision sessions with the local NVR facilitators.

I enjoy my role as an NVR facilitator as well as my role as an NVR supervisor as I am extremely passionate of how NVR can change the lives of families. It is so important to be able to connect with our child before we can correct their behaviour.

It is equally as important as a parent, to think about how our thoughts, feelings and actions can have an impact on our parenting. We can’t always control what happens in our lives but if we can try and understand how this can impact us and our family, accept this, be true to ourselves and tap into our wells, then this can help us to repair our relationships with our children.


Time2Shine Provides Therapeutic support to children and parents, either individually or working in  a dyadic way.  These interventions can be delivered online or in person.  Working within Adoption is an area interest and I have had several years of experience.  I have developed and deliver an trauma informed NVR programme to parents on an individual basis and in groups either online or in person.

Charlene’s Details:

Title: NVR Accredited Practitioner + Certified Play Therapist and Theraplay® Practitioner

Services offered:

  • Families 1-1
  • Group delivery


  • In person
  • Online
  • By telephone

Address: 34 North Way, Leeds, LS8 2LX

Phone number: 07717660810

Email: time2shineplaytherapy@gmail.com

Website: www.time2shinelaytherapy.co.uk

Maria calway-kennedy

Maria is an NVR Accredited Practitioner – Maria’s experience is in youth work, managing residential children’s homes, counselling and group work. Maria has over 25 years of work in Local authority and Voluntary Sector settings. Her particular interests are using NVR with young people in care.

Andy Kennedy

Andy is an NVR Accredited Practitioner – Andy’s experience is in youth work, work with young offenders, group work and Early Help. Andy has over 25 years of work in Local authority and Voluntary Sector settings. His particular interests are developing NVR practice and demonstrating the impact of NVR as an approach.