I am a psychoanalytic child and adolescent psychotherapist with substantial experience working with parents, children and young people
I’ve worked in the NHS for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and in the charity sector and in school settings.
My practice of child psychotherapy takes into account:
- the analysis of inner conflicts and anxieties,
- the impacts of emotions on the body and behaviour,
- the understanding of feelings and emotions,
- and the containment of the therapeutic relationship
Thus my approach is based on examining, within the supportive therapeutic relationship, the child or young person’s internal conflicts and anxiety conveyed through their behaviour in order to understand their emotional suffering and to name their feelings. At the core of my practice is a profound interest in supporting the child or young person to develop a better understanding of their difficulties, and learn a healthier and authentic way to relate to themselves and others.
I am accredited and registered as a Full member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) which is responsible for the training and practice standards of its members and requires them to register on an annual basis. The ACP is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA)
I am a member of:
The Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
The Independent Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists Association (IPCAPA)
The British Jungian Analytic Association (BJAA)