I'm qualified to work with children, adolescents and adults and I like to work across all ages. Both were high level trainings and were underpinned by psychoanalytic theory. My training as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist gave me a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of child development.
My psychoanalytic orientation means I believe in a curious, exploratory approach and I think early life experiences are often relevant to our development and adult lives. I'm open to the idea that our states of mind and relationships can be influenced by unconscious factors.
Psychotherapy can be brief, medium term or long-term and the frequency varies from once weekly to several times per week. Adults are seen individually, either in person or on a remote basis. Children and young people may also be seen face-to-face or on a remote basis for psychotherapy. Sometimes I work with parents to think about their children and sometimes there will be a combination of child and parent work.
An initial consultation will enable us to think about whether an assessment would be worthwhile and following that, treatment can begin or other recommendations will be made.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctoral level training in child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy. This is a NHS training at the Tavistock and Portman Trust,a by Essex University. Clinical experience took place within a CAMHS clinic. I'm a full member of the ACP (Association of Child Psychotherapists). I also have experience of working for a charity as a child psychotherapist.
I have a MA level qualification in Psychodynamic Counselling from the University of Reading. I have experience of working with adults within the NHS and privately. I also worked for an addiction service.
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.