MA (Hons); M.Prof.Ch.Psych.Psych
I have worked as a child and adolescent psychotherapist for the past thirteen years. I am a full member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and have extensive experience of working with children of all ages as well as with young people navigating the difficult emotional path to adulthood.
Child and adolescent psychotherapists treat a broad range of emotional and behavioural difficulties that can affect the way that children and young people develop, learn and form relationships. The approach seeks to look beneath the surface of problematic emotions, behaviours or relationships and to help the child or young person make sense of their experiences and to develop their own individuality and potential. My particular area of interest is the difficulties young people can experience during adolescence and young adulthood. I am also interested in supporting parents to think about their children and how best to help them develop, as well as the challenges that parenthood can present.
I trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust where I continue to work in the Adolescent & Young Adult Service. In addition to direct clinical work, I have a central role in the training of child and adolescent psychotherapists at the Tavistock and offer supervision to other professionals working with children and young people. I am a former editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy and co-editor of the Tavistock Clinic book series.
If you are concerned about your child or teenager and would like to discuss whether I might be able to help, please do feel free to contact me for a preliminary, no-obligation telephone conversation.
My fees vary according to the frequency and duration of sessions. For more details, please contact me via the Brackenbury Clinic.
For more information about child and adolescent psychotherapy, please also see: Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy: A guide for parents, carers and families.