I am a fully qualified Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist and a full member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and registered member of the Tavistock Society and British Psychoanalytic Council and BACP.
I am also a qualified Adult Counsellor and can deliver EMDR for adults and children.
I offer therapy for Couples but can also consult to parents who would like guidance in relation to their children or teenagers.
I see a wide-range of children (from infancy), young people (to age 25) and adults who need help with a variety of difficulties and can offer longterm psychotherapy treatment or short-term counselling depending on requirement or need.
There is wheelchair access and disabled entrance.
I also offer online therapy or counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I first qualified as an Adult Counsellor in 2000 from the University of Kent and Canterbury and went on to do my specialist training in psychoanalytic Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic. I am also fully trained to work with adults, children and young people in EMDR, a specific trauma therapy that has been found helpful in a range of difficulties as part of a more integrative treatment including addictions and chronic pain.
I have significant experience working with traumatised children and young people, particularly those who have experienced sexual and physical abuse. I have worked in residential care and within fostering and adoption settings for over 10 years and with a range of disabilities and difficulties in the Voluntary, Private and NHS settings since 1998. Many of the other young people I see have OCD, ASD, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm and other related symptoms.
I also work with adults of children who are in difficulty or consult to the network.
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychoanalytic Council
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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