Janet Sherrard, BA(Hons), M Psych Psych, MACP (Reg)
I am an accredited and registered Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Psychotherapist with over 35 years experience of working in Children's and Young Adult Services in the public, voluntary and private sectors.
I offer therapy and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents who are experiencing emotional, relationship or family problems, or mental health difficulties. These may include: stress, anxiety, abuse, sadness or depression. Alternatively or in addition, the young person may have ongoing developmental difficulties or have had health problems.
Short-term contact may be appropriate for recent onset problems, whereas longer-term therapy may be necessary for longstanding or more severe difficulties.
An initial consultation usually requires a longer session, up to 90 minutes, to explore current concerns and difficulties as well as some background details. It also enables the client and therapist to decide together whether therapy could be useful or whether another form of assistance would be more effective. Follow-up sessions are 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a professional background in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) as well as worked with people of all ages, from a wide range of backgrounds and circumstances, in the voluntary and private sectors over many years. In addition, I have also been a part-time Tutor on the MSc in 'Psychoanalytic Observation & Reflective Practice' at Strathclyde University, Glasgow for over 15 years, which included working with recently qualified Counsellors, Art & Music Therapists, etc.
Following a 5 year, post-graduate training in Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Psychotherapy in the mid/late 1990s, I qualified as a Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Psychotherapist and annually re-register with the professional organisation, the ACP (www.childpsychotherapy.org.uk). I adhere to the Code of Ethics of the ACP, which is approved by the Professional Standards Authority.
I also hold a current Disclosure Scotland.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Gender identity issues
- Post-adoption and late-adoption concerns
Other Membership Organisations:
- Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists
I hold full professional indemnity insurance, which is renewed annually.
I have regular monthly professional supervision with a London-based Senior Member of the Profession.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available in central Edinburgh on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision from a psycho-analytic, psycho-dynamic & systemic perspectives to trainees and professional staff working with children, adolescents, young adults & parents.