As an undergraduate, I attended the London School of Economics and Political Science. I spent 5 years in post-graduate training at the Tavistock and Portman Foundation, a world-renowned NHS centre for child and adolescent psychotherapy.
My qualifications include:
Masters Degree in Psychological Therapies for Children, Young People and Families (University of Essex / Tavistock NHS Foundation).
Postgraduate Certificate in Emotional Factors in Learning and Teaching: Counselling Aspects in Education (University of East London/ Tavistock NHS Foundation).
Postgraduate Certificate in Mental health and well-being: multi-disciplinary practice with young people and adults (University of Essex / Tavistock NHS Foundation).
Postgraduate Certificate in Working with children, young people & families: a psychoanalytic observational approach (University of Essex / Tavistock NHS Foundation).
My professional license:
I am a member of the Tavistock Society for Psychotherapists and chartered as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, by the British Psychoanalytic Council.
Before training as a psychotherapist, I worked for over a decade in education in teaching, training, senior management roles, and child protection. Currently, the lion share of my time is spent as a child psychotherapist working in the "Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service" (CAMHS) as part of the NHS. This involves psychotherapy with children and teenagers with a range of issues. These include depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, eating disorders, anxiety, abuse, trauma, gender dysmorphia, and family and school based difficulties. I also have extensive experience working in primary and secondary schools and for a number of years built and led a psychotherapy service in a local college.