Meet Our Team

Andrea Chatten

Andrea Chatten

Msc, MBPsS, PGCL&M, Bed(Hons), Dip.CBT.

In 2014, having worked with vulnerable children for over 25 years, and recognising a void in appropriate support for children, young people and their families, Unravel CEBPC was borne. It offered a new model that would deliver very specialist bespoke interventions, minimising some of the many hurdles (time, availability, anxiety of accessing a clinical service, accessibility) that current practice encompassed.

Unravel CEBPC was quickly embraced by schools and parents who were in desperate need for supportive intervention during challenging times. I recognised that there was a service missing to translate children’s behaviours into a form of need, and for everyone to recognise what can be done to help each young person develop positively.

Working with ages 5-16 for over 28 years has given me a deep understanding of developmental psychology and the expertise to help children and their families when behaviours are becoming a problem. Developing positive, trusting relationships has always been at the heart of my practice with children and young people to nudge them into improved psychological well-being and over the years, I have developed and applied many positive developmental psychology approaches.
This insight is incorporated into my stories to help children, young people and their families to gain more of an understanding and potential strategies to try, to deal with an array of behavioural issues that children and young people could experience. The Blinks books offer a subtle understanding of different emotions but more importantly lots of ways to manage these feelings at difficult times.
As Director & Lead Behavioural Psychologist at Unravel, I provide specific guidance on children and young people’s emotional and behavioural issues in order to help families become happier and individuals create the futures that they deserve.

Victoria Allan

Victoria Allan

MSc, MBPsS, Dip.Hyp I.S.C.H Reg G.H.S.C, Dip.Mindfulness

Hi, my name is Victoria Allan. I work for Unravel as an Emotional and Behavioural Psychologist at schools and with families across Yorkshire.
The main approaches I use in my work with children and adults are based on Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Positive Psychology and Neurolinguistic Programming. I tap into internal patterns of thinking and feelings, underlying behaviour emotional states and beliefs, and by using different combinations of these techniques help individuals to learn new ways of understanding and responding to the environment based on their strengths and abilities.
I am really passionate about helping and empowering children to understand, express and channel their emotional states productively to promote the development of strong, trusting relationships with the world around them. The quality of these connections from early on enables a deeper learning process to occur emotionally, academically and allows behaviour to be changed for the better, not just managed.
I work mainly with anxiety & underlying anxiety conditions, emotional development, nurture and parental sensitivity, compulsive behaviours, depression, improving self-esteem and behaviour management systems.

Laura Machan

Laura Machan

PhD (pending), MSc, MBPsS, BSc (Hons), Dip.CBT

Hi! My name is Laura and I’m the researcher at Unravel. My role as researcher involves designing research projects for schools, collecting research data from participants whether they be students, staff or families, analysing the data and then writing a report regarding the project that we have carried out. Research is an important part of what we do at Unravel as it helps us gain fresh insight into the lives and experiences of the children and young people we work with. By doing so we can do our very best to improve and promote a happy world for them all.

I have a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology and am almost half way through a doctorate in Psychology with specialism in attachment theory. Attachment theory plays a huge part in the experiences and perceptions children and young people have about their lives. I am also experienced in quantitative and qualitative research having worked on approximately 20 projects and have 10 years’ experience working with children and young people in a variety of settings.

Emma Lloyd

Emma Lloyd

MSc, MBPsS, P.G.C.E, B.A,

During my ten years as a secondary school teacher I discovered a passion for encouraging young people to talk about what was important to them and to explore ways in which they could feel better about who they are. Amongst other things I was responsible for introducing ‘Philosophy for Children’ to students and designing a course aimed at raising aspiration and boosting self-esteem.

My interest in the emotions and behaviour of the young people I worked with prompted me to complete an MSc in Psychology. I chose to conduct my research into how Positive Psychology could be used in schools to increase students’ life satisfaction, self-esteem and positivity.

I‘m really excited to be a member of the ’Unravel’ team. I hope to help students understand more about the ways that their thoughts and feelings impact on their behaviour, and to support them in making positive changes.