- Phone number
- 07718 127552
About me and my therapy practice
I'm Jilly MacPherson and I'm a specialist in infant, children's and young people's emotional and mental health issues. I'm a psychodynamic child & adolescent psychotherapist having worked in schools and with charities, including with young survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
I am an honorary parent infant psychotherapist, practising at The Anna Freud National Centre for Families and Children. I work with parents who have perinatal or post natal depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns, and/or who are worried about bonding with their baby.
I understand that it can be hard for parents to know what to do when their child is suffering emotionally, that they can feel helpless and do not know where to seek support. The best treatment is always to engage early with a specialist.
I practise psychodynamic psychotherapy, in a face to face, child led, relaxed setting, looking at a child’s experiences to understand their difficulties & to support recovery. This is done safely in a confidential way, via conversation, play therapy, art therapy, puppets, sand play, storytelling & imaginative play.
I am registered with & accredited by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) I am registered with the Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) & the Association for Infant Mental Health UK (AIMH)
I have a Masters degree in Psychology and French from the University of St Andrews & a Pg.Dip in Child & Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy & Counselling from Birkbeck, University of London.
My practice is in Richmond, London, TW10. Please contact me for rates. I am able to accept the following insurers: AXA, AVIVA, BUPA Global (but not BUPA UK) & CIGNA.
What I can help with
Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Business coaching, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, ADD / ADHD, Health related issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Stress
Types of therapy
Play therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Children, Families, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Time-limited