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About me

I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist working with children, young people and families. I work collaboratively to explore and make sense of some of the difficulties that individuals are experiencing and how it might be affecting their behaviour, thoughts or feelings. With younger children, I encourage them to play freely and to use art activities to communicate what is troubling them at their own level and pace. 

I support children, adolescents and young adults who may be experiencing a range of emotional, behavioural, social and mental health difficulties, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, self-destructive thoughts and low self-esteem. 

I provide a space to bring up whatever feels important or relevant to individuals, and to explore your personal story within a safe, supportive and non-judgemental setting.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since 2015, I’ve worked therapeutically in a variety of settings and with a range of ages. This includes working in a Tier 3 community NHS CAMHS, the third sector, and primary and secondary schools. 

I completed my clinical training at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, qualifying me to work with children, adolescents, young adults and families. Before this, I did a pre-clinical Masters degree training at the Anna Freud Centre, which provided an in-depth understanding of development from infancy to young adulthood.

​I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and adhere to their strict code of ethics. I am also a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP).

Training and Qualification:

MA in Psychological Therapies with Children, Young People and Families - Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust (awarded a distinction)

​MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology -  University College London/Anna Freud Centre (awarded a distinction)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Further information

I have two consulting rooms situated in Paddington, W2 and Holland Park, W11. The rooms are in quiet residential areas, and are secure, confidential and comfortable. I also offer online or telephone sessions. 

London
W2

London
W11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Families
Christina Macadam

Christina Macadam