Simon Boots Bsc(Hons) MA PgDip.Psych MACP
I am an experienced Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist having trained with the British Association of Psychotherapists (now The British Psychotherapy Foundation), undertaking a professional doctoral level training in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Alongside Psychoanalysis my therapeutic style is greatly influenced by a range of Humanistic and Transpersonal approaches.
I have worked with a wide range of emotional and mental health issues and extensively with severely traumatised children, Looked After and Adopted Children, adults and their families. I
I am in private practice providing; psycho-therapeutic assessments, both short and long-term psychotherapy with children, families, parents and adults both in person and online. I provide supervision, therapeutic consultations and trainings to various agencies and individuals involved with children and young people.
I have 19 years experience working within NHS, Local Authority and the Independent sector in the Home Counties and London; in both in-patient and community based adult mental health services, specialist CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service) and Social Care.
I am a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) and accountable to its code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I trained as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with the British Association of Psychotherapists (now The British Psychotherapy Foundation), 4 year professional doctoral level training in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2006-2010)
- I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology 1997 -2001
- Masters degree in Psychoanalytic studies 2002-2003
- Postgraduate Diploma in the Psycho-dynamics of Human development (including a two-year infant observation) 2004 -2006
- Consultant Psychotherapist to an Independent Therapeutic Residential Organisation - White Orchid Care (since 2013)
- Principal Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist for an independent fostering agency in Buckinghamshire and London (Since 2010)
- Seminar leader, progress advisor and year tutor on the BPF/Anna Freud/UCL- Doctoral training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (since 2010)
- Fully DBS checked and undertaken Level 3 Safeguarding Training
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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