I am a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapists.
I trained from 1996-2006 at the Society of Analytical Psychology and this included Infant Observation and out-patient clinic based practice with infants, children, adolescents and their parents.
I offer brief and open-ended psychodynamic psychotherapy to children and adolescents of all ages and am especially interested in joint parent/child psychotherapy.
I also work with parents where there are relationship difficulties with their children or other concerns about their children.
I have nearly 20 years experience of working as part of multi-disciplinary teams in in-patient and out-patient mental health services for young people.
I integrate Energy Psychology techniques and Mindfulness Meditation in my work
My experience includes work around deliberate self harm, depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement, complex and developmental trauma, specific trauma, parenting issues, relationship difficulties, non-organic somatic illness, post natal depression, borderline personality disorder and somatisation.
Education & Training
1988-91: Goldsmiths’ College, University of London: Social Anthropology & Sociology
1993-4:Central School of Speech & Drama: Postgraduate training in Drama & Movement Therapy
1996-98:Society of Analytical Psychology: Infant Observation
1999-2006: Society of Analytical Psychology: Training in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
2012-13: College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy: Anatomy, Physiology and Patholgy
2013-14: College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy: Diploma in Cranio-sacral Therapy
2016/17: Advanced Integrative Therapy (Energy Psychotherapy for Trauma)
I have a background in Creative Arts Therapy and worked for some years as a Drama & Movement Therapist with children, adults and the elderly in day hospitals, community centres, residential homes, primary & secondary schools.
I trained as an Analytical Psychologist with children and adolescents between 1999 and 2006 and during this time worked in Brent CAMHS as a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in Training.
After qualification I was employed as a Highly Specialist Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist from 2007 to 2014 at Sutton CAMHS, South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.
I have been in independent practice since 2014 where I work with children, adolescents and parents who are experiencing a range of difficulties.
I offer consultation, assessment and treatment to young people and their parents. I also offer consultation to professionals working with children and clinical supervision to counsellors, psychologists and trainees in the field of mental health.