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About Me

I am a qualified Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with fifteen years’ experience working in specialist NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). I trained at the Tavistock Clinic and am registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP). I have held posts in Inner and Outer London, as well as in Hertfordshire.  

 

I provide psychotherapeutic assessments and treatment for children and young people experiencing a wide range of difficulties with their mental health, emotional well-being and behaviour. This includes, but is not limited to:   

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  • Low mood

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Meltdowns

  • Anger

  • Attachments difficulties

  • Eating difficulties

  • Emotional dysregulation

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Risky behaviours

  • Psychosomatic symptoms

  • Distress

  • Self harm

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Trauma

  • Aggression

  • Acting out

As well as working directly with children and young people, I also work with their parents/carers and families to help them understand and respond to their children's needs. In addition, I provide consultations to schools.  I work flexibly and adapt my approach to meet the needs of each child or young person, taking into consideration their individual differences and background. I understand the complexities of neurodiversity and how everyday challenges faced by neurodivergent young people can affect their mental health.

My practice is inclusive and neuro-affirming. My experience includes work with Care Experienced Children and Young people (previously Looked After Children), Neurodiversity and Under Fives. I have also been part of an educational outreach team, working with children who demonstrated challenging behaviours and were at risk of exclusion from school.

Prior to training as a child psychotherapist, I was a qualified teacher. Combining my experiences in the classroom and therapy room, I have developed a special interest in working with children of primary school age whose underlying emotional needs are impacting their behaviour, learning and relationships.

Qualifications and Accreditations

BSc in Psychology    |    PGCE in Primary education
MA in psychoanalytic observational studies    |    MProf in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (doctoral level) 
Full member of Association of Child Psychotherapists    |    Fully insured and DBS checked

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