Jay Vaughan


Jay Vaughan

Clinical Director

Jay Vaughan, M.A., is a State Registered Dramatherapist, a Certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist, a Theraplay Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer as well as a Somatic Experience Practitioner. Jay is a Clinical Director at Family Futures CIC, a Voluntary Adoption Agency based in London. Jay is also the Agency’s Responsible Person.

Family Futures specializes in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children placed in foster families, adoptive families or kinship care. Family Futures offers an assessment and treatment program entitled Neuro Physiological Psychotherapy, which integrates Somatic Experience as part of the assessment and treatment approach. Jay, as Clinical Director, still carries out some direct work with families and children

Jay has been working with traumatized children since qualifying as a Dramatherapist in 1989, and passionately believes in the use of arts, play and body-based approaches in helping traumatized children and their families heal.

Jay has contributed to articles and books over the years and continues to consult and train around the UK on behalf of Family Futures. Jay is a mother of two children and two step-children as well as a proud grandmother to her first grandchild. Jay can be contacted on jay@familyfutures.co.uk


  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Birth Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Abuse
Family Futures CIC
Business Phone:
3 & 4 Floral Place 7 - 9 Northampton Grove
London , N1 2PL
United Kingdom