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About me and my therapy practice
I am a Highly Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with extensive experience of working with children, young people and their families, offering safe therapeutic space to process complex feelings and experiences.
I had worked in various educational settings, including early years centres and a secondary EBD school, for over 10 years before qualifying as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. In my training I had spent another six years observing and later offering treatments to very small children, even infants, but also to school-aged children and older adolescents in crisis. I have worked extensively with their parents and families.
To this day I work as part of a busy multidisciplinary team in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health service in south London.
All of this experience has given me a real sense of developmental journey through childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, which I now use to inform my way of working therapeutically with children and young people, understanding and addressing issues relevant to their age and stage of development.
I specialise in emotional development, for example separation anxiety and anger management. I work with children and young people who struggle to control and express their negative emotions in safe ways, helping them to identify various sources and triggers for their anxiety and emotional dysregulation, that way extending their range of emotional expressions beyond bodily ways, such as self-harm and violent risk-taking behaviour. This way of working therapeutically deepens their emotional knowledge and relational intelligence.
I offer treatments tailored to individual needs of children and young people as well as their families. I focus on helping all to sustain and benefit from mutual relationships. These treatments vary in length and depth of exploration depending on most present needs and difficulties.
I offer weekday daytime and evening appointments in Hayes, near Bromley at BR2 7EH.
I offer online sessions via various video platforms.
Please do get in touch to enquire further.
Qualifications and professional membership
Clinical doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with IPCAPA/bpf and Anna Freud Centre/UCL
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies with Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust and University of East London
I am a full member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf), British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Trauma
Types of therapy
Play therapy, Psychoanalytic
Clients I work with
Children, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited