I am a specialist psychotherapist registered with the ACP (Association of Child Psychotherapists). I am trained to work with expecting parents, carer-infant dyads, babies, toddlers and children. Furthermore I work with adolescents and young adults. I am able to work with parents and carers and support the wider network around a young person.
I am able to offer face to face sessions or online sessions.
I have years of experience working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, attachment difficulties, eating disorders, social difficulties, and self harm amongst others.
I am interested in helping adolescents and young adults transition into their new stage in life. Many young adults struggle to cope with their increasing independence and responsibilities, while at the same time needing to continue with their internal emotional development . At times, managing the external demands and internal changes can feel overwhelming and a therapeutic space and input can support them throughout this difficult process. Other young people struggle with university life, which often is the first time they have experienced being away from family.
Alongside working with young people I am passionate about working with parents individually, to help them gain an understanding of their children and family dynamics. At times, when it is difficult for a child or young person to engage in therapy, direct parent work can have a positive impact on the issues that are worrying for the family. At other times, when a child is having their own individual therapeutic space, parents can also benefit from their own space as a way of understanding the current dynamics and process of change.
I will offer you a safe space to explore what is worrying you when you are ready. During our first appointment we can discuss your needs and hopes for treatment and explore the different therapeutic options. Confidentiality and safety are of utmost importance in my practice.
I am able to offer therapeutic help in both English and Spanish.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 18+ years of experience in the field. I work privately, and have experience of working in CAMHS in the NHS, in the fostering sector, with schools and with the local authorities. I am fluent in Spanish and English.
I have the following degrees:
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (British Psychotherapy Foundation)
MA in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology (UCL - London)
MA in Clinical Psychology and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Universidad Anahuac- Mexico City)
BSc in Psychology (Northeastern University- Boston/USA)
Association of Child Psychotherapists
The ACP is the registering body for NHS trained Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists. ACP members undergo a minimum 6 year training; two years at Masters level then 4 years full-time clinical in the NHS qualifying in a Doctorate Level course. Full members are able to work with neonates, mothers & babies, parents & toddlers, primary school age children & adolescents. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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