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 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, such as mild to severe depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, behavioural, family, school and gender issues. I offer an evidence-based approach and currently am working as specialist in teenage and childhood depression. I also have a lot of experience working in primary and secondary schools, with a wide range of young people and issues - for a number of years building and leading a therapy service in a local college.